Despite Thursday night’s loss in Memphis, a bright spot for the Thunder was the play of Kendrick Perkins.
Leading a stingy interior effort that held Zach Randolph to 5-of-20 shooting, Perkins also contributed on the offensive end, compiling seven points and nine rebounds in limited opportunities.
But the most memorable moment of Perkins night came in the second quarter, when a loose ball left him in a seated position on Grizzlies reserve forward Mike Miller. Perkins remained there for a couple seconds, soaking in the opportunity to play bully.
Leading up to Saturday’s pivotal Game 4, we talked to Perkins about the strange scenario and more:
When you were sitting on Mike Miller last night, should that have been a foul?
“I don’t know how they was going to call it. I think I caught the ref off guard, too. But you try to do anything to win.”
You weren’t on him long, but did you enjoy that for a second or two?
“Yeah, it was different. And when I watched it, well sometimes it happens. It was in the moment.”
Ever done that before?
Did Miller say anything while you were sitting on him?
“Nah, he didn’t say nothing. Just kinda laid there.”