Reports from Yahoo Sports indicate Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins played with a partially torn groin in the final three rounds of the playoffs. Maybe fans will better accept his sub-par effort in the post season, especially in the NBA Finals the Thunder lost in five games to the Miami Heat.
Chris Bosh drove around Perkins as if he were a mannequin in the Heat’s championship-clinching victory Thursday night. The entire series, Perkins was unlike the fierce defender and rebounder OKC needed to dominant the inside game.
He reportedly suffered the injury in Game 4 of the Thunder’s opening-round sweep of the Dallas Mavericks.
For the playoffs, Perkins averaged 4.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 20 games — hardly like him or what the Thunder needed.