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Cavs Game 4 shootaround

Posted by Michael Vega, Globe Staff  May 12, 2008 02:24 PM

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CLEVELAND --- Cavaliers coach Mike Brown reported after today's morning shootaround at Quicken Loans Arena that Anderson Varejao would be ready to go for Game 4 tonight in this best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Celtics.

Varejao, a 6-foot-10-inch burly Brazilian forward, was listed as questionable after sustaining a right knee contusion in the first half of Cleveland's 108-84 romp in Game 3 here Saturday night.

"He did not have any problems doing everything and anything we did in the shootaround," Brown reported this morning.

Asked if that meant Varejao was going to run out onto the floor as a stand-in for starting power forward Ben Wallace, as he did before Game 3's player introductions when Wallace was listed as doubtful because of an viral inner left ear infection, Brown smiled and laughed.

"I don't know. However they want to do it," Brown replied. "But Ben's starting tonight."

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