Loss of Kendrick Perkins, Lakers’ High-Energy First Quarter Keys to Celtics’ Game 6 Loss

Loss of Kendrick Perkins, Lakers' High-Energy First Quarter Keys to Celtics' Game 6 Loss
 The Lakers came out in Game 6 as a different team and unfortunately, for the Celtics, that means there will be a Game 7.

The Lakers defeated the Celtics 89-67 in a must-win Game 6 for the Lakers to force a Game 7 in the NBA Finals.

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins injured his knee in the game and his status for Game 7 is uncertain at best. Dana Barros talked to Jade McCarthy on SportsDesk about what the loss of Perkins might mean for the outcome of Game 7.

“He allows you to play not only Pau Gasol one-on-one, but Andrew Bynum one-on-one and allows Rasheed Wallace to come off the bench,” Barros explained. “He allows [Kevin Garnett] to play 35-40 minutes instead of 35-40 minutes, so there’s a lot there that’s gonna be missed on Thursday.”

In the video below, Barros talks more about Perkins along with how a hot start in front of a raucous crowd helped the Lakers force a Game 7.

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