Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is again one technical foul away from an automatic one-game suspension.

That is, of course, if his latest infraction holds up.

Perkins was called for a technical foul with 5:45 remaining in the second quarter after committing a hard foul against Miami guard Dwyane Wade as the Heat All-Star drove to the basket. It was Perkins' 12th technical foul this season. Under NBA rules, a player shall be suspended for one game when he reaches 13 technical fouls. Every other technical after a player's 13th will result in another one-game suspension.

Unofficially, however, Perkins has had three technical fouls rescinded this season.