Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/5/13
The Oklahoma City Thunder opened the NBA’s 2013 preseason schedule on Saturday morning, playing Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul as part of the Global Games that will see teams play eight preseason games in eight cities, in six countries and territories. The Thunder was already without Russell Westbrook — who will now miss at least the first month of the regular season after undergoing an additional knee surgery last week — and lost the services of Kendrick Perkins late in the first half, although to something that looks to be far less serious. Perkins dislocated a finger while battling for a rebound, and as seen in the video clip, he did his best to pop it back in place himself. He was apparently unsuccessful, however, as Perkins didn’t start the second half; rookie Steven Adams got the nod in his place. The Thunder led 48-42 at the break, behind 20 points and six rebounds from Kevin Durant.
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