I don't want to let this get lost with the hand wringing over the 4th quarter and the elation over Ray Allen's big night.
Perkins played the game of his life in a very critical game. He was a beast. He was fantastic.
He finished with 18 points, 16 rebounds (5 offensive), 2 steals, and 2 blocks. But what doesn't show up in the box score was the great defense he played throughout and the emotional lift he gave the team.
Well done big man. Well done indeed.