There has been a lot of talk about the matchup between the Celtics center and the player who could have been the Celtics center if the ping pong balls had rolled differently. Perk proved once again that he is one of the best post defenders in the league. In a head to head matchup with Greg Oden, Perk clearly came out on top. Perk: 12 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists Oden: 5 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 fouls Perk proved yet again that he is a beast.
A close second for player of the game was Leon Powe who brought energy off the bench and had a great all around game.