Perkins keeping up with Jefferson

Former teammates among league's best young big men

Updated: December 20, 2009, 11:23 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Maybe, just maybe, the Minnesota Timberwolves picked the wrong young big man.

Al Jefferson registered 20 points and 10 rebounds in another quality outing against his old team, the Boston Celtics, but good friend and former teammate Kendrick Perkins finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks to help the Celtics emerge with a 122-104 triumph Sunday night at TD Garden.

While Jefferson is among the top scorers in basketball -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers joked before ...

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