http://celtics.bostonherald.com/celtics/view.bg?articleid=77640After a week out with a bruised left knee, Antoine Walker [news] will find himself in a bit of an unfamiliar place when the Celtics travel to meet the Nets this afternoon: He'll be on the court. He will also likely find himself looking at the game from a different perspective - the small forward position.
Doc Rivers said yesterday he's been working Walker at the 3 spot and anticipates using him at least part of the time against the Nets, who go big up front with 7-footers Nenad Krstic and Jason Collins and 6-9 Brian Scalabrine.
``It's something we were going to do anyway eventually, but we'll just have to do it (today),'' Rivers said. ``We had been tinkering with it in practice before he got injured. We run him for about 20 minutes in practice at the 3 spot, because I feel like at the end of a game it would be a great way of attacking - having Raef (LaFrentz) on the floor with either Mark (Blount), Al (Jefferson) or Perk (Kendrick Perkins [news]) and then having Antoine at the 3 and Paul (Pierce) at the 2.
``The reason we like it is because it forces a 2 to guard Paul, instead of the bigger of the two (small forward, shooting guard). The bigger guy usually guards Paul, and that takes some of his post (game) away. This way we force the matchup.''