Report: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins played with partially torn groin

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Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins played against the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat while suffering from a partially torn groin, reports Yahoo! Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.

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Perkins' inconsistent play earned some criticism, and some media members questioned why Perkins, and not shot-blocking force Serge Ibaka, was playing so much late in games. The injury may help explain Perkins' up-and-down performance, but it also raises some questions about Perkins' playing time.