The Miami Heat fought off a fourth quarter comeback by the Oklahoma City Thunder to win Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals, 100-96, and tie the series at 1-1 on Thursday night. See how former Boston Celticcurrent Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins performed in the game:
Points: 4 (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT)
Rebounds: 8 (4 offensive, 4 defensive)
Personal Fouls: 3
Technical Fouls: 0
When asked why he played Perkins over Nick Collison in the third quarter instead of going with a smaller lineup, Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said, He's one of our better players. We have three good choices Serge (Ibaka), Nick and Perk. I thought Perk, Perk is our best screener. He gets guys open. He scores by setting screens. And there's no stat for that, but that's what he does. Small ball, medium ball, big ball, that did not lose the game. Toughness lost the game.
Perkins is averaging 4.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 26.2 minutes per game this postseason.
The Thunder and Heat will play Game 3 on Sunday night in Miami.