Kendrick Perkins praises Monty Williams and the Phoenix Suns will taking a massive jab at Clippers star Paul George.
Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers so far has been a high-stakes, high-intensity chess match between Tyronn Lue and Monty Williams. And boy has it been a fun one.
In the absence of both teams’ best players, both Devin Booker and Paul George have stepped up massively to lead their team forward. And of course, all the players around these stars are playing out of their minds as well. Overall, fans couldn’t have prayed for a better series.
Game 2 especially was a sign of that. The home team started off blazing hot (pun absolutely intended). But the LA Clippers stayed on their tail for the whole game, and finally taking the lead in the final moments of the game. With the away team up by 1, the game was all set for a climactic finish. And that’s exactly what happened.
With 0.9 remaining on the clock, Jae Crowder needed to in-bound the ball. And as Deandre Ayton ran to the rim, Crowder threw up a perfect ally-oop, right above the rim, which the center viciously threw down. And with the George not being able to convert on the other end, that was game.
Like many in the NBA community, Kendrick Perkins seems to have watched this game. And after it’s conclusion, that analyst had a lot to say about it.
“Btw, that’s the real Playoff P”: Perkins ridicules Paul George, praises Suns coach Monty Williams
Big Perk has become one of the more followed analysts in the NBA community over the last few years, but it’s not always for the right reasons.
The former player often delivers hot takes without a lot of sound logic behind his reasoning. He has even been known to be a bit hot-headed, which of course, serves as great entertainment for the viewer.
Off-late though, he has also been very much active on Twitter. And after game-2 of this series ended, Perkins had quite the hot take to deliver. Here is what he tweeted.
Coach of the Year! Btw that’s the real Playoff P! Carry on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 23, 2021
Frankly, we agree with his opinion on Monty Williams. The Suns head coach has shown his experience and ingenuity and perhaps should have been recognized for it as coach of the year. However, his statement on Paul George here is a bit too much.
While he had support, PG was the reason the Clippers were even in this game. Sure, he missed 2 clutch free-throws, but his explosion in the second half was what got them there at all.
By the end of the game, George had 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, on 43.5% from the field. These are his numbers despite a slightly cold first half. And honestly, the star needs to be given more credit for stepping up when his team needs him the most.