Kendrick Perkins only played four minutes in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 103-94 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 last night.
He did make an impact in a way that Perkins is known for.
Perkins set a hard screen on Francisco Garcia in the first quarter and then get a technical foul for what escalated after, the usual in your face trash talking between Perkins and Garcia.
While the referees were conferring, Perkins decided to do this.
The pushups didn’t end on the basketball floor for Perkins either. Perkins would celebrate at the airport after the win doing the very same thing.
This is what makes Kendrick Perkins so valuable, right? The little things?
Well, Perkins wasn’t much help for the Thunder vs. Houston after they decided to commit to small ball after Game 1.
Perkins will be of much bigger use in the next round when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Then, Perkins will get to use his physicality on Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol in the paint.
There’s a good chance that more pushups and technical fouls will ensue too. Just look at what Randolph did with Blake Griffin last night.
Randolph and the Grizzlies won their wrestling match vs. Griffin and the Clippers. Perkins will gladly accept the next challenge, which begins tomorrow at noon CST on ABC.