Oklahoma City Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins has been through his share of playoff battles. But the move the 11-year NBA veteran pulled against Memphis Grizzlies veteran forward Mike Miller in Game 3 of their first-round series was a new one: Perkins used Miller as a chair.
The moment occurred late in the second quarter of a game the Grizzlies eventually won 98-95 in overtime to take a 2-1 series lead. It even caught a pair of the team's beat reporters off-guard.
Perk just blatantly sat on Mike Miller. Ref swallowed the whistle despite being right in front of him.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 25, 2014
Perkins just literally sat on top of Miller for several seconds in front of ref.... Play on. Wow
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 25, 2014
Perhaps a conversation Perkins had with one of the officials before the game, along with Zach Randolph, had an influence on the non-call. Either way, anything that inspired this meme is OK in our book.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 25, 2014
Moving to swimming, Michael Phelps finished second to Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in the Olympic legend's first meet since retiring following the 2012 Summer Games.
Finally in baseball news, New York Yankees pitcher MIchael Pineda was suspended 10 games for using pine tar during a game against the Boston Red Sox.