Curtis R. Perry (born September 13, 1948) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Southwest Missouri State University and played at forward.
Perry was selected by the San Diego Rockets in the third round of the 1970 NBA Draft and by the Virginia Squires in the 1970 ABA Draft.
Perry played for the NBA's San Diego Rockets/Houston Rockets (1970–71), Milwaukee Bucks (1971–74) and Phoenix Suns (1974–78).
He helped the Bucks win the 1971-72 and 1972-73 NBA Midwest Division titles, and the 1973-74 NBA Western Conference championship, as well as helping the Phoenix Suns win the 1975-76 NBA Western Conference championship. In the 1976 Finals, Perry was a key player in "the greatest game ever played" in NBA history.
In 8 seasons he played in 480 games and had 13,656 minutes played, a .455 field goal percentage (1,904 for 4,188), .699 free throw percentage (770 for 1,101), 4,239 rebounds, 906 assists, 1,670 personal fouls and 4,578 points. He averaged 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
- ^ BasketballReference.com Curtis Perry page
- ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/history/greatestgame_index.html
- ^ "Greatest Game Ever Played | Celtics.com - The official website of the Boston Celtics". Nba.com. 1976-06-04. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- ^ http://boston.sportsthenandnow.com/2011/06/03/35-years-ago-the-celtics-and-the-suns-play-the-greatest-nba-finals-game-ever-played/
- ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/82496-the-phoenix-suns-the-unluckiest-franchise-in-professional-sports
By Dean Hanley
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