By ROBERT LEE
Journal Sports Writer
BOSTON -- Kendrick Perkins already accomplished his first goal as an NBA player - to win an NBA title.
He would like to accomplish that elusive feat once again this season more than anything else, but he also has a chance to put himself in Boston's franchise record books.
Perkins not only leads the NBA in field goal percentage (61.7 percent), but he's also on pace to break Celtics legend Cedrick Maxwell's all-time single season franchise mark of 60.9 percent shooting from the floor.
"I really don't worry about it but Max always brings it up," Perkins said. "Every time we go out and do our layups and warm up, he always brings it up. He says, `You ain't got it yet. You ain't got it yet,' so he always brings it up.
"But I'm supposed to have a high percentage. I take easy shots. I just try to take the best shots possible."
Perkins said that it would mean a lot to him to break Maxwell's record.
"That would be a great honor," said Perkins. "To have your name somewhere in [the Celtics record books] is cool but I'm not worried about it. I'm just trying to go out there and play basketball. Obviously I would like to make every shot I take, not because of the record but just because that's what I want to do. But I'm not really worried about it."
Perkins is also ranked eighth in the NBA in blocks per game (1.86). He finished seventh in the league in blocks per game last season (1.97).