Ref lends ear to Perkins, Randolph

Updated: April 25, 2014, 4:52 AM ET
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Thunder center Kendrick Perkins and Grizzlies big-man counterpart Zach Randolph briefly met Thursday with a referee before Game 3 of their first-round playoff series to discuss how the official should call the game in regards to how the duo would defend each other.

Monty McCutchen called over Randolph -- fined earlier this season for criticizing the officiating -- after Perkins began lobbying him on how strict the officials would be on physical play.

"Kendrick has a question, ...

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