Centers: Kendrick Perkins
Perkins came out of nowhere and produced a couple of monster games in the Conference Finals, including an 18-point, 16-rebound effort in Game 5. Not known for his offensive prowess, any contribution from Perkins is a bonus. The Celtics need solid defense from their big man in this series, and with a shortened rotation, Perk must stay out of foul trouble.
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