The start of the Boston Celtics game against the New York Knicks had a familiar ring to it. The Celtics couldn't hit the broad side of the barn. In particular, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett were ice cold. But amid the clanging of bricks, an interesting thing happened. Doc moved Eddie House up in the rotation. House, who was in a shooting slump heading into the game, immediately hit two threes. Sheed, also inserted a bit early, made a steal. For the rest of the first quarter, the team in green was recognizable to its fans.
Altering the rotation isn't quite the equivalent of moving Pete Rose from left field to third base to make room for George Foster, but at least its something.