I hear and read it all the time. Usually from opposing fans that say Kendrick Perkins is just muscle and is only in games for his Defense. Also, that he is a non-threat from the outside. That he can't score. And it's not all untrue. However, someone should ask Yao Ming how he feels about that. I am sure he had Perk nightmares after last nights game. Big Perk did it on both ends of the court and it was impressive.
The 6'10" 280lbs Perk was Bostons 2nd leading scorer last night pouring in 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting behind Ray Allens team/game high of 29. During one stretch in the 3rd quarter Perk hit three jumpers from about 15 feet out. He didnt just hit the J, they were all net. A punctuation mark came when he threw down a thunderous dunk assisted by Rondo. Perk hit one more jumper and didn't score for the rest of the game.
Perk was also his usual beast self on the defensive end blocking or altering Yao's shot. It was apparent that Ming lost a bunch of confidence as Perk made one defensive stop after another. Yao was so shaken he blew a point blank dunk, rejected by the rim. Kendrick finished the game with 15 points, 7 rebounds (3 offensive), and 4 blocks.
Extra notes: It wasn't all good for Perkins last night who was 1-5 from the charity stripe. FT's are a continuing issue for the big man. He also had 3 turnovers which included 2 during critical possessions in the 4th quarter. Good news is he only had 2 fouls.