Where are all the national stories on Kendrick Perkins? We should be reading columns with the following headlines:
- Perk Keeping Howard In Check
- Underrated Perkins the Real Superman
- Perk Truly is a Beast
Words cannot describe how well Kendrick Perkins has played in this series against the Magic. He's manning up on Dwight Howard – the NBA's unstoppable force in the paint. Well we have news for you, Kendrick Perkins is quickly becoming the immovable object. Ask Howard as he routinely tries to back down Perkins in the paint, then quickly realizing his only option is a ridiculous running left-handed hook. The numbers don't lie:
Howard: 36 mins, 17 pts, 55% FG, 16 reb, 2.75 blocks, 2.5 TOs
Perkins: 34 mins, 11 pts, 59% FG, 11 reb, 2.5 blocks, 1.75 TOs
Relax all you Magic fanboys. I'm not saying Perkins is better than Howard. What he's doing is containing Howard, without much help. You won't find a team with a more depleted front line than the Celtics.
How about Perk's toughness, on display again after re-injuring his shoulder:
“I’m not getting an MRI,” Perkins said. “I’m cool. I’m going to play.
It’s good. It didn’t pop out. There’s nothing I can do about it. All I
can do for it is time and rest in the offseason, but right now I have
to step up.”
How can you not love this guy? (When he's not committing moving picks, of course!)
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