Kendrick Perkins, Jermaine O'Neal work

Updated: December 22, 2010, 8:47 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics, who have been juggling injured big men all season, got some encouraging news on Tuesday.

Center Kendrick Perkins participated in his most heightened on-court activity since undergoing offseason ACL surgery on his right knee, taking a big step forward in his quest to return to the lineup later this season.

After an MRI last week, the training staff gave Perkins the OK to attempt non-contact work, and he joined his teammates on the court for both ...

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