Lakers’ Nick Perkins gets tossed from a Summer League game on Wednesday after an incident with New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson.
On Wednesday night, the New York Knicks faced off against the Los Angeles Lakers in their fourth Summer League game in Vegas. With the Knicks up by 25 points late in the third quarter, Lakers forward Nick Perkins got into an incident with Knicks center Mitchell Robinson.
After Robinson snatched a defensive rebound, Perkins went over the back to try to retrieve the ball. He ultimately got called for a personal foul. In the process, Perkins snatched Robinson’s headband right off of him and angrily threw it back at Robinson.
The referee then tossed Perkins out of the game.
Tempers flared at Summer League ?
Nick Perkins got tossed after he ripped off Mitchell Robinson's headband and threw it at him. pic.twitter.com/8NctyhaCta
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Not the best look for Perkins, especially when trying to impress in a Summer League matchup. He finished the game with four points and three rebounds in 10 minutes on the floor.
The Knicks ended up winning the game 117-96, giving them their first victory in this year’s Las Vegas Summer League. They now have a record of 1-3, with the Lakers falling to 0-4.
Robinson finished the game with 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting, 11 rebounds, and five blocks. Knicks No. 3 overall pick RJ Barrett achieved his second double-double in as many games, as he dropped 21 points with 10 rebounds and three assists.
Second-year man Kevin Knox led the scoring for New York with 25 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Second-round pick rookie Ignas Brazdeikis dropped 16 points with four rebounds and three assists on the night as well.