Chandler Getting Better Of Matchup With Perkins
Mavs center Tyson Chandler is a nightmare matchup for Kendrick Perkins.
The 7-foot-1 Chandler is one of the most athletic big men in the league, and Perkins, a more plodding, traditional center, has had problems containing him.
In three games, Perkins has scored 15 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots in 82 minutes. Chandler scored the same number of points in Game 2 alone, and in Game 3, Chandler pulled down one more rebound than Perkins has corralled all series.
The evidence runs even deeper.
In Perkins' 82 minutes of playing time, Oklahoma City has been outscored by 32 points. With Perkins on the bench, Oklahoma City has outscored the Mavs by 23. Furthermore, with Chandler on the court, Perkins' plus/minus per 36 minutes is minus-17.7, according to NBA.com's StatsCube data.
Perkins has the worst plus/minus of any Thunder player in this series.