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Posted on: Monday, May 10, 2010

NBA: Cavs may switch LeBron on Rondo


By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio Cavaliers coach Mike Brown says LeBron James might play more defense on Boston guard Rajon Rondo in Game 5 of their playoff.

Rondo had 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in the Celtics' 97-87 win Sunday that evened the series at 2-2.

James is one of the NBA's top defenders. But Brown said Monday he is reluctant to have James go head-to-head with Rondo because he has been doing such a good job on Paul Pierce.

Pierce is averaging just 11.8 points and shooting 32 percent in four games. Brown says if a smaller player guards Pierce it could "open another can of worms." Rondo says he doesn't really care who's guarding him.

The Cavaliers had a light workout Monday. Game 5 is Tuesday.