Cavs Give Celtics a Gift

Gino's JungleContributor IOctober 21, 2009

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According to the PDCavsInsider on Twitter, the Cavs are going to play Lebron and Shaq for a lot of minutes in tonights game.

Can we just say "Thank You" now? Thanks for giving us a free look at the combo you are going to present to us on opening night. Our starters wont be out there, but our bench sure could give us a look into what Shaq and Lebron are going to do. This will give us something to plan around.

You can watch all the film you want on a team, but there is nothing like playing them yourself. The Celtics will be able to see how precisely they plan on using Shaq as a part of that offense. Obviously they aren't going to show us everything. However, if we went into opening night without playing them, we would basically be going in blind folded - hence the reason Doc probably is resting our starters. After all, its been a while since the Cavs have seen the true Big 3 in action. Nevermind the different rotations we can put together with our amped up bench.

I agree with Doc in not allowing them to get a first hand glance at who we are as a complete team. But, I do appreciate the Cavs kind gesture. They may stomp us tonight. I don't care, so long as we are better off on game 1 in Cleveland.

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