17 Jun 2010

Boston's Perkins ruled out of Game Seven

6:48 pm on 17 June 2010

If the Boston Celtics are to conquer the Los Angeles Lakers and raise an NBA-leading 18th championship banner they'll have to do it without their starting center Kendrick Perkins.

The team's defensive enforcer and key rebounder, has been ruled out of Game Seven in Los Angeles tomorrow with multiple ligament sprains in his right knee suffered during yesterday's game which the Lakers won easily.

The Celtics will likely start either Glen Davis or veteran Rasheed Wallace as they try to rebound from their 67-point performance in game six -- the second lowest offensive output ever in an NBA Finals.

In their quest to win a second straight title, the Lakers will take comfort in playing at Staples Center, where they have a 10-1 record this post-season.