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VIDEO: Dirk Nowitzki, Kendrick Perkins Fight During Thunder-Mavs Playoff Game

The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder are just the latest NBA Playoff series that has featured plenty of drama. Whether it's Amare Stoudemire of the Knicks punching a fire extinguisher after a game or the following shoving and yelling between Mavs star forward Dirk Nowitzki and Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, the playoffs are a heated time.

Last night in Game Two of the opening series, the players took exception to the physical nature each was playing with and the following scuffle ensued. Luckily it didn't come to blows, so there will be no suspension or anything a la Rajon Rondo or Metta World Peace. However, it's another sign at just how high tensions can run at this of year.

"It happens. [It's the] playoffs," Perkins said. "Just grown men out here playing basketball and teams trying to advance. You just out here playing. Nothing to hurt or nothing like that. Neither side going to bow down. They not, we not. So we just out here playing and competing at a high level."

Check out the video below:


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