Kendrick Perkins Injury: Thunder Center Will Play, No Minutes Restriction Vs. Lakers

Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, who injured his hip in Game 4 of Oklahoma City's first-round series, will play in Game 1 of their second-round series against the Lakers. Perkins played in just eight minutes of the close-out game against the Mavericks, but will not be limited Monday against Los Angeles.

Perkins started 65 games for the Thunder during the regular season and all four games in their first-round series against Dallas. In 26.8 minutes per game during the regular season, Perkins averaged 5.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Game 1 of Oklahoma City's game against Los Angeles will tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on TNT.

For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Thunder, visit Welcome To Loud City.

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