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Kendrick Perkins returns vs. Cavs

Updated: January 26, 2011, 12:55 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Six months removed from ACL surgery, Celtics center Kendrick Perkins returned to action Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Perkins did not start. After starter Semih Erden picked up two fouls in four minutes, Perkins returned to the Garden floor with 8:02 to play in the first quarter. The Celtics faithful showered him with a prolonged standing ovation and he motioned to the crowd as he lined up on the baseline.

Less than a minute later, Perkins took ...

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