Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins suspended one game for making head to head contact with Tyreke Evans

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Kendrick Perkins has been suspended one game for “initiating and making head to head contact with Tyreke Evans,” the league announced on Saturday via official release. 

The incident occurred with 4:17 remaining in the first quarter of the Thunder’s last-second loss to the Pelicans on Friday in Oklahoma City.

Here’s the offending play, via Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:


Nothing more than double technicals were issued at the time, but after further review, the league evidently decided that what Perkins did was akin to a punch.

Perkins will sit out Sunday’s home contest against the Los Angeles Clippers.