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


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.