“We definitely want to try to get a same size matchup as possible,” Drew said of the 7-foot Petro defending Lopez.
Defending Korver: The Celtics limited Kyle Korver to three points, on 1-of-5 shooting, Friday. Drew said it was evident the Celtics were determined not to let the NBA's leading 3-point shooter beat them. Korver had eight second-half 3's in a double-overtime win over the Celtics on Jan. 25.
“It was obvious,” Drew said. “It was almost like they were playing box-and-one the way they defended him. They were face-guarding him everywhere he went. The guy guarding Korver was never in a help position. After what he did to them in the game here, the way he shot the basketball, it was obvious their game plan was not to give him any open looks. They wanted to take away as many catch-and-shoot situations as they could.
“We’ve got to find ways to get him open. That being said, we don’t want to change our game, per se, but a guy like him and what he brings to the club, we’ve got to find ways to get him open.”