Celtics: What to watch in 2nd half

Health of big men, West figure to be important storylines in Boston

Updated: January 24, 2011, 9:16 AM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Five things to watch for in the second half of the 2010-11 season for the Boston Celtics. One thing not to watch: a rerun of the Saturday night debacle in Washington, D.C.

1. The return of Kendrick Perkins

Seldom has there been so much anticipation and out-and-out fuss over the return of a career 6.4 points-per-game scorer who doesn't make his free throws and has an uncanny ability to draw offensive fouls 20 feet from the basket.

But we all know how truly valuable Perk ...

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