Scouts: Cavaliers vs. Pistons Game 3
Pistons offense: The Pistons have more options than a Las Vegas buffet. Detroit can use Rasheed Wallace in the post or from outside, Chauncey Billups in the post, Richard Hamilton off screens or Tayshaun Prince in space as an outlet shooter. The Pistons actually looked a little bored during stretches of Game 2; they are so confident in what they run that no one player feels left out because he knows the ball eventually will find its way into his hands because of the unselfish nature of the offense. Wallace will continue to be the best option against Drew Gooden until Cleveland runs a quicker double-team at him.Pistons defense: It is actually kind of funny watching a team consistently use a triple-team to defend one player at the NBA level. The Pistons have used a triangle on LeBron James -- one defender straight up and two defenders set back off to each side to prevent James from having an angle left or right. When James has the ball, there are sometimes four Pistons defenders looking at him, always aware of his position on the court. Detroit should expect the Cavaliers' outside shooters to get hot at some point and will have to follow them to the 3-point line, but the top priority, until the shooting improves, is to clog the lane and have secondary defenders on James.
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