Doc Rivers  hinted before Thursday’s game with Cleveland that he planned to employ several different defensive strategies on LeBron James , including using one of his best big defenders on the big guard.
With Paul Pierce  out for the second straight game with a sprained thumb and Marquis Daniels  weakened with flu-like symptoms, Rivers was forced to get creative to come up with ways to defend the 6-8 swingman.
“Tony [Allen ]is the other guy right now, and then Marcus [Landry] maybe, Scal maybe, maybe Kevin [Garnett ],” Rivers said. “We’ll find that out. We don’t know what Marquis can give us so we’ll just have to wait and see.”