Kendrick Perkins has had at least one assist in the past three games, including a career-high tying six against Utah on Tuesday.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he has made it a point to run offense through Perkins at times to keep him involved and take advantage of his unheralded passing skills.

"I'm doing a better job of letting him touch the ball more," Brooks said. "Earlier in the season, he was facilitating our offense at times, whether it was at the low post and passing out or at the elbow. I thought we needed to go back to that, because when you have guys that touch the ball they feel better about themselves and they just play better basketball."