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Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins A Game-Time Decision

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144493127 Thunders Kendrick Perkins A Game Time Decision

Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is seen on court pregame during the Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night after aggravating a strained muscle in his right hip.

Perkins did not practice on Tuesday, only shooting free throws with his teammates at the end of the session.

He had sat out most of last week while getting treatment for injury sustained May 5 in the final game of Oklahoma City’s first-round sweep of Dallas.

Coach Scott Brooks compared Perkins to the superheroes in the blockbuster “Avengers” movies and says his center is “as tough as they come” but won’t play if he’s not ready.

The Thunder routed the Lakers 119-90 in the series opener Monday night.

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(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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