Don't laugh, but I still think that Slava should be starting. He is a liability on defense, but he's been known to have stretches.
Why not throw him out there. He gains a ton of confidence if he starts. He is the only PF we have that can score and take a lot of the pressure off of Shaq. If he defends well enough, leave him out there. If he's fouling like a mad man or giving up layups like a madman....bring in Horry like we usually do.
Madson and Walker are certainly better defenders, but they have negative offensive skills, which means we play 4-5 most of the time on offense.
So either play 5-5 defense and 4-5 offense or maybe get lucky on defense with help d & traps, and play 5-5 offense. It's not like we wouldn't have to help Mark or Samaki against the freak 4's