Brian Windhorst points out that the Cavs' pickup of Ben Wallace might not be as effective against the Celtics as they hoped.
One of the reasons they attempted to re-work their frontcourt was to handle the way Garnett can be the centerpiece of Boston's offense. Wallace was targeted to be a versatile defender who could bang with Garnett in the post.
Wallace kept Garnett out of the post Wednesday, but Garnett burned Wallace and the Cavs in pick-and-rolls, as Garnett nailed a series of jumpers over Wallace on his way to 18 points. After picking up 21 rebounds in his first two games as a Cav, Wallace had just six in the loss while Garnett had 11.