Kendrick Perkins missed last night’s game against the Sacramento Kings with knee tendinitis, and will likely miss Sunday’s game against the Spurs too. Though it was the first game Perk has missed due to his knee, it isn’t the first time he’s been bothered by it. (Boston Herald)
“I guess it’s been bothering him for a while, but I didn’t know how bad it was,” Rivers said of Perkins. “(Trainer) Eddie (Lacerte) came to me after the game the other night and said, ‘You have to talk Perk into sitting down, because it’s not working for me.’
Perk’s a warrior, but in this case it’s better to sit out a couple games now to recharge the batteries for the playoffs. It’s pretty troubling that a 25 year-old — even one as durable as Perk — has tendinitis. Can’t be a good thing.
Not to rush Perk back or anything, but his replacement Rasheed Wallace grabbed only one rebound in more than 24 minutes of play. To be fair to Wallace, he did have three steals, three blocks, and zero three-point attempts. If I wasn’t hallucinating, I think I even saw him dive to the floor after a loose ball. When I saw that, I thought someone must have drugged me.
Nate Robinson, who went down with a sprained ankle during the Sacramento game, was labeled 50-50 for Sunday’s matchup with San Antonio.