C's Perkins on the mark

Improved shooting percentage shows development of his game

Updated: February 28, 2010, 5:50 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics big man Kendrick Perkins is well aware of the franchise record he's chasing for best single-season field goal percentage. After all, Cedric Maxwell won't let him forget it.

Shooting a robust 61.7 percent from the floor, Perkins is on pace to top Maxwell's 30-year-old record of 60.9 percent set during the 1979-80 campaign.

"I'm really not worried about it, but Max always brings it up," Perkins said to laughter before Saturday's loss to the New Jersey Nets. "Every time ...

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