Sep 27, 2013; Edmond, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) poses for a portrait during the Thunder media day at Thunder Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kendrick Perkins Dislocates Finger In OKC’s Preseason Opener


The Oklahoma City Thunder are already without starting point guard Russell Westrbook for the foreseeable future, on Saturday, in their preseason opener, they suffered another key injury.

Kendrick Perkins dislocated his finger and didn’t return to the game against Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul. Though, it isn’t expected that a dislocated finger is as serious as Westbrook’s knee troubles.

In any case, here is the video (H/T Daily Thunder):

He actually tried to pop it back into place himself, but he was unsuccessful because, apparently, he isn’t a doctor. Steven Adams started the second half for the ailing Perkins.

The Thunder beat Fenerbahce 95-81, Kevin Durant’s 24 points led Oklahoma City. The Thunder shot an impressive 50 percent from the floor, but were in true preseason form by shooting only 14 percent from three. They also turned over the ball over 20 times. Gotta love preseason basketball.

In other Thunder good news, Kevin Durant did do this:

It seems that KD is in regular season mode in terms of dunking in people’s faces. That won’t show up in the stat sheet, but it should be noted.

The Thunder are participating in NBA Global Games that sees teams play eight preseason games in eight cities, in six countries and territories.

 

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