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Herald

Rivers continues to preach patience with Perkins (left shoulder strain) and guard Tony Allen (right ankle strain).

“I would say Perk’s the closest to returning, and we’re going to have to make a decision (today) or (tomorrow),” Rivers said. “Right now with the way things are constituted, I just don’t see him playing (tomorrow). I think he does, so we’re going to have to have a little talk with him and Dr. (Brian) McKeon and Eddie (Lacerte, the trainer). I stay out of that part of it, but I want them to tell me he can play and be 100 percent.

“I’m from the school, with Perk at least, that until someone tells me differently, the longer he’s out the healthier he can become.”