PG Felton 28 minutes - Kidd - 10 minutes Prigioni 10 minutes
G Prigioni 12 minutes Smith - 20 minutes Kidd - 16 minutes
G Shumpert 28 minutes Smith - 10 minutes Anthony - 10 minutes
FAnthony 30 minutes Martin 12 minutes
CChandler 32 minutes Martin 16 minutes
In case of foul trouble, Copeland comes in.
8-9 man rotation.
We give Indiana a lot of mismatches.
Felton is faster than George Hill, but Felton has to be aware of Hibbert. Hibbert >>>>>> Garnett/Bass in terms of interior defense. If Felton can hit his mid range jumper, it'll save us from trouble because I don't see Ray Ray getting easy lay ups like he did against Boston.
Prigioni/Kidd are grown men and Stephenson will get exposed even tho Lance is a very talented PG/SG with tight handles and a smooth game. Expect Prigs and Kidd to play superior defense and hit open shots.
DJ Augustin isn't a threat but he can hit a 3 even after his worst season in the NBA.
Sam Young is an excellent defender and can be pesky on offense because he has good shot selection and will be open since we'll be focusing guarding Hill, Hibbert, George and West.
West will be the biggest problem this series.
He's a fake tough guy and he'll be matched up with Melo.
Melo will take a beating in battling with West but Melo is superior in footspeed and will conquer West if he can take West out to the perimeter and drive by him to the basket or for the mid range pull up.
Melo should box out like how Shumpert has been boxing out (superb and really a blessing, Shumpert is such a good rebounder now).
We match up well against Indi.
George is streaky, so if we can shut down West and leave the offense to Hibbert and Hill we'll end this series in 6.