Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will start during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said before the team's Wednesday night matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers.
"He has no limitations," Brooks told the media earlier this evening.
In the third quarter of the Thunder's blowout victory over the Lakers on Monday night, Perkins re-aggravated a right hip injury he originally suffered in his team's series-clinching win over the Dallas Mavericks in the opening round of the 2012 NBA playoffs.
Clearly Perkins will not be playing at 100 percent tonight, but we all know he's one of the toughest players in the NBA. This type of injury is something unlikely to sideline him unless it becomes more severe
Perkins is averaging 3.8 points and 5.2 rebounds this post-season.