Player of the game last night was a tough decision but I have to give it to Perk. His line for the night was 15 points on 7-8 shooting, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. He also only had 2 fouls in almost 35 minutes of playing time. Perk's defense kept the Rockets, and Yao Ming in particular, from getting to the hoop. He intimidated Yao into a 4-14 shooting night for 8 points. Perk also brought out his jumper which was particularly effective last night and gives the Celtics another weapon that teams have to deal with. Perk was playing before many of his friends and family in the crowd and didn't disappoint them.
I said picking the player of the game was a tough choice because Ray Allen also had his best game of the season with 29 points on 11-15 shooting to go with 5 rebounds and 5 assists before fouling out. So, I could have just as easily picked him, but I had to go with Perk because of the way his defense changed the game.