Keeping up with Perk: Heat top Thunder in Game 2

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Keeping up with Perk: Heat top Thunder in Game 2

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:

Minutes: 20
Points: 4 (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT)
Rebounds: 8 (4 offensive, 4 defensive)
Assists: 0
Blocks: 1
Turnovers: 3
Personal Fouls: 3
Technical Fouls: 0
-: -16

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.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.

6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.

11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox. 

15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players. 

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal.

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Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later.

Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics