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Bulpett reports:

ATLANTA - To say the Celtics have had nine healthy bodies the past few games isn’t entirely truthful. Kendrick Perkins still is bothered by the left foot plantar fasciitis that cost him 10 games in December.

That was rather evident yesterday, when he was scoreless with two rebounds in 12 minutes of a 100-96 loss to the Hawks. Perkins was visibly laboring in his movements.

“Oh, it hurts like hell,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s anything I can do about it now except get rest when I can. I’m just trying to ride it out to the end of the season.”

Looking ahead to the offseason, Perkins is pondering a lessening of the load on his foot. He’s been weighing the merits of lowering his weight from the present 272 to around 250.

“That’s the approach I’m thinking of taking,” Perkins said. “I just don’t know if that’ll be losing too much.”