by Tim Povtak
No one pushes around Dwight Howard like Perkins always seems to do.
“Anytime I step on the court, I feel like I’m the best defensive guy out there,” Perkins said Monday before practice in preparation for Game 2 Tuesday night. “I anchor our defense the right way. I might not be the most athletic big man, but I get the job done.”
Perkins, who often plays basketball with the anonymity of an offensive lineman, has become a key player in the Celtics’ surprising quest for another NBA title.