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VIDEO: Celtics' Center Kendrick Perkins Receives Standing Ovation Upon Return

Kendrick Perkins returned to action against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night for the first time since suffering a knee injury during Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Perkins' return was long-awaited by Celtics fans, and they let him know he was missed when he checked into the game with 8:02 left in the first quarter.

Kendrick Perkins receives standing ovation upon return -- Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (via blazersedgeben)

Perkins finished the game with seven points, six rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes for the Celtics, who defeated Cleveland in convincing fashion, 112-95.