I just finished writing about "Rondo and the Big Three" and I stand by the fact that those are the best 4 players on our roster. However, it would be a disservice to overlook the contributions of Kendrick Perkins. I'll let Gary Dzen break it down for you:
How's this for a line: 16 points, 19 rebounds, 7 blocks.
And no fouls.
Kendrick Perkins turned in a dominating performance in Game 5 against the Bulls Tuesday night, but the biggest stat he turned in may have been that he did not commit a personal foul. In 48 minutes on the court, Perkins managed to avoid the ire of the officials.
"He played very smart," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "And like I told you yesterday, we talked to Perk. I mean, we just don't have enough bigs. He has to stay on the floor. And we're giving him a few minutes rest here and there. But he's our only seven-footer -- really, that we're playing -- and he was fantastic. When you look at his blocked shots, the changed shots, the tough rebounds, he was fantastic tonight."
Note: Perkins is just a little over a year older than Rondo.