Kendrick Perkins will be in the Celtics' starting lineup against the Miami Heat tonight, his first appearance since a 98-83 loss at Cleveland Jan. 9. Perkins (left shoulder) has been participating in shooting drills, but avoiding contact as the Celtics (34-9) went on a five-game winning streak.
Guard Ray Allen rejoined the team after attending the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Guard Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against Miami or Orlando (Thursday), but hopes to return against Dallas in Boston Sunday.
Perk In, Tony Still Out
By Jeff Clark