The Oklahoma City Thunder had little trouble blowing out the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday night, but Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was limited in the game.
Perkins, who was listed as a game-time decision after suffering a hip strain in the Game 4 win over the Dallas Mavericks in the opening round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, played 17 minutes on Monday against the Lakers, picking up four points and two blocks before leaving the game.
According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced that Perkins re-aggravated his hip in the Game 1 victory on Monday and will be a game-time decision once again for Game 2 in OKC on Wednesday.
The Thunder have been able to pick up two wins with a limited Perkins, but they would certainly like to see him back at full strength should they make it to the Western Conference final.