Found May 04, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
This is the NBA playoffs. There’s no place for sensitive smurf in the building. During Friday night’s Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder match up, early in the first quarter the energy was already on high. Kendrick Perkins, Francisco Garcia and Omer Asik had a little shoving match. After the refs and their respective teammates got int between to make sure that cool heads prevailed and nobody received a T, Kendrick Perkins dropped and gave em’ 50… ok more like 7… push ups.   The Rockets have nothing to be sad about. They made an impressive showing and have a lot to build on for next season. Thunder onto round two to face off against the Grizzlies.
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