Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kendrick Perkins takes a swing at Boston Celtics‘ forward Jae Crowder.
The Boston Celtics are trying to avoid elimination against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Four of the first-round of the NBA playoffs. Things have gotten physical, with Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk grabbing Kevin Love by the arm and trying to dismember him, which ended his game.
It looks like there was a bit of retaliation form Cavaliers’ big man Kendrick Perkins, who set a rather physical screen on Jae Crowder. He then took a step towards Crowder who got up quickly to confront Perkins and it looks like he threw a very weak punch at him.
You can’t really label it a punch, but I don’t know what else to call it. Perkins definitely swipes towards Crowder’s face setting off a bit of a melee.
Surprisingly Perkins wasn’t ejected. The announcers and their officiating analyst thought it was all but official that Perkins was being tossed to try and get what was becoming a more physical game under control.
They instead gave Perkins a technical and allowed him to stay in the game. With Love out the Cavaliers couldn’t afford to lose another big body.
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