|Perk: We just didn’t show up||05.17.09 at 11:59 pm ET|
Kendrick Perkins gave his frank assessment of what happened in the aftermath of Boston’s 101-82 loss to the Orlando Magic in Game 7 on Sunday night.
“They took the crowd out early,” Perkins said. “Their three-point shooting was phenomenal. We looked tired, sluggish. I know guys’ hearts were there but we just didn’t really show up on the court tonight. It’s very disappointing, just for the simple fact that you don’t get opportunities to play on teams this talented.
“Nobody expected us to win (anything) anyway,” he added. “We had belief in this locker room. It looked like fatigue set in at the end of the day but they came out with all the right effort.”