Keeping up with Perk: Thunder drop Game 4 to Heat


Keeping up with Perk: Thunder drop Game 4 to Heat

The Miami Heat are one win away from the NBA championship after capturing Game 4 of the NBA Finals, 104-98, against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. See how former Boston Celticcurrent Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins performed in the game:

Minutes: 18
Points: 4 (2-5 FG, 0-0 FT)
Rebounds: 3 (0 offensive, 3 defensive)
Assists: 0
Blocks: 1
Turnovers: 3
Personal Fouls: 2
Technical Fouls: 0
-: 4

When asked about the limited minutes of the Thunder big men, including Perkins, in Game 4, head coach Scott Brooks said, You have to make decisions. I think our bigs have done a great job. You've got to pick the big. I thought Nick (Collison) was giving us good minutes, Serge (Ibaka) was giving us good minutes, and Perk was giving us good minutes. You've got to pick one of them. There's only so many minutes you can throw out to the team. What I'm more concerned with our quality of minutes is how they're played, and I thought everybody went in there and played great minutes with great effort, and that's what you love.

Perkins is averaging 4.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 26.2 minutes per game this postseason.

The Thunder and Heat will play Game 5 on Thursday night in Miami. The Heat lead the series, 3-1.

To see how Perk did in Game 3, click here. Here are the rundowns on
Perk's performances in Game 1 and Game 2.