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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 10:40 am  |  5 responses

Kendrick Perkins (Right Hip Strain) a Game-Time Decision


Kendrick Perkins is nursing a right hip injury, and though officially considered a game-time decision, it’s hard to picture him sitting out Game 2 against the Lakers tonight. From the Oklahoman: “Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, who aggravated a right hip muscle strain early in the third quarter of Game 1 on Monday night, once again will be a game-time decision as to whether he will start against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Perkins initially was injured in Game 4 in a series-clinching victory at Dallas on May 5. Perkins rested for eight days awaiting this second-round series and reinjured the hip at the 10:18 mark of the third quarter in Monday’s 119-90 romp over the Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Perkins did not participate in Tuesday’s practice because of soreness. Perkins received treatment in the afternoon and will again on Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated before the game. A final decision must come at least one hour before tipoff. Roughly 75 minutes after Game 1, around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday inside the Thunder locker room, Perkins vowed he would play in Game 2 and estimated at that time he was approximately 75-percent healthy.”

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  • tomtom

    (the los angeles lakers ‘like’ this)

  • tomtom

    Seriously though, if i’m Andrew or Pau or even Hill i just go through his chest on every play, his main asset is his lower body strength and good feet. Both will be hampered by this.

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com PutUrMomma2Wrk

    He’s gotta play or the Lakers bigs will eventually wear out Ibaka.

  • rand33p

    yah gotta take it at him and test that lower body strength/stability … but he can be effective still if Andrew Bynum loafs around

  • What’s up with the Lakers

    Sometimes it appears that Bynum loafs around! True statement! If he played to his potential every game the Lakers would be hard to beat! lol!

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