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Kendrick Perkins takes big step

Updated: December 22, 2010, 1:48 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- After being fitted for a new knee brace last week in preparation for the next step in his recovery from offseason ACL surgery, Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins briefly tested out his range of motion, then walked onto the practice court and dunked a ball.

"Just to make sure I still can," Perkins deadpanned.

He dunked again Tuesday, this time with more eyes watching him as the Celtics hosted the first of a handful of open practices at the Sports Authority ...

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