L.A. Lakers: Doc Says They Won Title Because of Kendrick Perkins’ Injury

August 25th, 2010 by Ryan Virgin Leave a reply »
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Lakers fans, what do you think about this?

Doc Rivers had this to say about June's NBA Finals against the Lakers:

“They still have not beaten our starting five. Our starting five against the Lakers starting five has a ring. Tell him don’t forget that. We will be back strong and Perk will be there next year if there’s a Game 7.”

Excuses? Reality? 

Do you agree?

In terms of How the Celtics played with Perkins on the floor, I would tell you that the Celtics were hampered by his absence.

The Lakers probably wouldn't have had such a big win on the offensive boards (Plus 13 total rebounds). Actually, I would almost guarantee that The Celtics would have made the battle on the glass a lot closer.

Many of those offensive rebounds were in the third and four quarters, allowing the Lakers to cover a double digit deficit. Considering that the Lakers won game seven by only four points, that rebound advantage was huge.


If Perkins plays and brings in his usual 7.6 rebounds, then that La ...

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