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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Video: Kendrick Perkins Elbows Mickael Pietrus, Another Suspension Coming

Funny how we mentioned Stan Van Gundy going off on the league prior to Game 3 of the Magic/Celtics series for favoritism regarding suspensions. While the Magic played and won without point guard Rafer Alston Friday night, it looks like Boston will be without center Kendrick Perkins for Game 4 on Sunday. Check out this cheap shot he lays on Mickael Pietrus in the 4th quarter:

Here’s the way I look at things: you suspend Dwight Howard for his elbow on Samuel Dalembert last series, you have to sit Perkins down for this one. Kendrick connected with an elbow above the chest and it wasn’t like Kobe’s on Artest which was in the middle of a basketball play. Kendrick was holding his elbow high on purpose — almost headhunting there. It was a dirty play. Compare it with Howard’s:

Yeah, I’d say a suspension’s coming though both coaches are bummed that they keep losing players.

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