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Celtics hold out Perkins

Updated: March 28, 2010, 9:04 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Celtics held Kendrick Perkins out for the second straight game as he battles tendinitis in his left knee. Coach Doc Rivers indicated Boston's center is likely to return Wednesday night against Oklahoma City, but he said the team is using caution with the playoffs around the bend.

"I'm pretty sure he'll play Wednesday," Rivers said. "For him, I don't think it's anything that serious -- [but] tendinitis can be, it can linger. When you come back, it can start right back up, but that's why ...

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