(5:02 remaining in the 1st) Perk is a beast! Kendrick Perkins has been very active in the early going clearing the glass. He’s already put up 8 points, 2 on a monster slam, the rest coming on offensive rebounds. That’s a good sign, although the Celtics are playing with a lot of energy and the Pistons are still hanging tough. 17-13 Boston.
(2:07 remaining in the 1st) Weird moment during the Celtics possession… Perk and KG collided and it looked like Perkins shoved Garnett away. After a Pierce layup, the two high fived each other on the way back down the floor, so it looks like all is well. A Jason Maxiell layup just made it 21-18 Celtics.
The Pistons just won’t go away. Rasheed Wallace seems to have brought more energy tonight and Chauncey Billups is looking more like his normal self. The Celtics are dominating the stat breakdown, especially points in the paint (12-2) but we’re tied at 23 after one.