This, apparently, is what it looks like when Kendrick Perkins' impact does show up in the stat sheet.

There were points and rebounds and blocked shots and assists.

There was defense, dependable and dominating defense, used to shut down his opponent and shut off the opposing team's most effective offensive weapon.

Perkins played perhaps his best game of the year in the Thunder's 106-94 win over Utah on Friday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. It certainly was his most complete game thus far.

He finished with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. He added a steal while making six of nine shots in 32 minutes.

"Perk was really good," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. "He had a great overall game."

This time, Brooks didn't have to insist that he did things that didn't show up in the box score.

The Thunder moved to 13-4, winning for the seventh time in eight games, largely because of Perkins' contributions. He held Utah leading scorer Al Jefferson in check much of the night and limited him to 16 points on 7-for-18 shooting.

"I didn't want Al Jefferson to go for 40," Perkins said. "He's capable of doing that."