Celtics' Perkins injures knee
Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins was helped off the floor midway through the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night with a sprained right knee.
Perkins didn't return in the blowout loss and will be re-evaluated Wednesday.
Perkins went down after getting fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum while battling for a rebound with 5:30 remaining. Perkins stayed on the floor while teammates on the nearby bench came to check on him before he was slowly helped to the back by teammates Shelden Williams and Brian Scalabrine and taken for X-rays.
Perkins was replaced by Rasheed Wallace. Both players are one technical foul away from an automatic one-game suspension.
Bynum, who has been battling his own knee injury, went to the locker room early in the third quarter.