If the Celtics are going to win the NBA championship, they’ll have to do it without Kendrick Perkins. Perk suffered a torn MCL and PCL in the first quarter of last night’s game, when he came down awkwardly on his right knee.
Ray Allen said Perk’s absence will only be used as motivation for the Celtics during tomorrow night’s Game 7.
“[Perkins' injury is] going to put fuel to the fire,” said Allen. “I want to go out there and play harder just to try to get it for Kendrick, because Lord knows he wants to be out there. I hope he gets well soon. I love him like a brother. It’s real unfortunate. I’m sure he’ll be cheering us on in Game 7.”
“I love him like a brother.” God, I love these guys. Win one for Perk, boys.
P.S. – Torn MCL and PCL was more than I’d bargained for. Perk’s recovery could continue into the early parts of next season, reports A. Sherrod Blakely. Damn.