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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 10, 2010

NBA: Cavs may switch LeBron on Rondo

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.