Jae Crowder took exception to Kendrick Perkins trying to throw a little veteran trash talk his way. The pair jawed with each other in the second quarter Monday night and the result was that Perkins, a noted trash talker with an all-NBA scowl, getting a technical foul. “He was trying to intimidate me,” Crowder said. “I guess he didn’t think I would say anything back being a rookie. But he wasn’t going to say anything to the extent to get another technical.” O.J. Mayo stepped in on Crowder’s behalf, thinking Perkins was trying to exert his seniority on the youngster. But, as usual, Perkins was more talk than action. Calmer heads prevailed the rest of the way.
Jae Crowder didn’t back down to Kendrick Perkins
Dallas Morning News | Feb 5