After his best game of the season Friday against Utah, Kendrick Perkins took exception to a reporter's question about criticism he's received this season.

Following an inspired effort against Jazz center Al Jefferson, Perkins was asked about his critics who have questioned his play this year.

"They didn't have to go through two off-season surgeries, either," Perkins said. "I mean, they're going to say what they want to say. But at the end of the day I know what I'm doing. So whatever. Just check my winning percentage since I been here."

Perkins scored 12 points with six rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal in the Thunder's 106-94 win against the Jazz. It was the first time in Perkins' career that he's compiled a stat line reaching those marks in each of those categories. He said the performance could be a confidence-builder as he continues to work his way back to where he wants to be.