Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins almost brawled following ejection
If David Stern has any power whatsoever, he’ll set up a Grizzlies-Thunder 7 game playoff series. The high drama between the two teams took an ugly turn last night when Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins allegedly had a physical confrontation following their ejection.
The two began jawing at each other late in the 4th quarter during a free throw. The refs, apparently sick of their shenanigans threw both out simultaneously.
What’s not caught on tape is the pushing and shoving that took place in the locker room area. Original reports were refuted by ESPN’s John Hollinger but Jenni Carlson, a sports journalist for NewsOK was adamant something occurred.
@johnhollinger Oh, there was something. We had a NewsOK staffer who heard the yelling and something hitting against walls, doors.
— Jenni Carlson (@JenniCarlson_OK) November 15, 2012
This just adds to the budding rivalry between these two squads. A rivalry the NBA is in desperate need of.