Perk trade isn't Boston's big problem
Kevin Garnett's rapid decline dragging Celtics down into depths of Eastern Conference
BOSTON -- It's not about Perk.
The Boston Celtics are struggling since trading Kendrick Perkins, no question about it. After Perk's new team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, came into Boston and won 97-88 on Monday, the Celtics are now 19-20 since shipping out their center at last season's trade deadline, including 4-8 this season. The loss was the fifth straight for Boston -- its longest skid since acquiring Kevin Garnett in 2007.
Perk's Oklahoma City team, meanwhile, is a league-best ...
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