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February 19, 1991 | MARK HEISLER
Laker forward Sam Perkins has a broken small left toe and will be out at least a week, the team announced Monday. Perkins suffered the injury a week ago at Phoenix, but it was diagnosed as a sprain. He sat out one game but returned to play against the Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers. He had 13 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's victory over Portland but reaggravated the injury. Further tests revealed a fracture. A.C.
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Selvy sinks the shot. Nelson's shot bounces off the rim. Balloons rain down on the Forum floor. West's 63-footer counts for three. Willis Reed limps out on court and has no impact. Magic's baby runner falls over Moses. Rambis ducks the clothesline and lays the ball in. Henderson doesn't steal Worthy's pass. Sampson's turnaround is an airball. Kobe's alley-oop to Shaq caps 15-point fourth-quarter rally. Horry's three-pointer goes. Lakers take Game 7 in overtime.
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August 13, 1990 | Associated Press
Sam Perkins said he was prepared to stay with the Dallas Mavericks until the team sent him a letter wishing him good luck with his new team. Although the Mavericks offered him a six-year, $18 million deal, Perkins joined the Lakers last week. He said the rift that developed between himself and Dallas management was too great to stay. The last straw, he told the Dallas Morning News, was a letter he received Aug. 2 from Norm Sonju, the club's general manager. The NBA salary cap increased Aug. 1.
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June 15, 2000
Former Laker and current Indiana big man Sam Perkins was not about to let the Pacers get caught up in the "Will Kobe Bryant play?" hype before Wednesday night's Game 4 NBA finals matchup with the Lakers. Perkins, a 15-year veteran, said he never worries about any opponent's injury. Perkins, who celebrated his 39th birthday on Wednesday, said the Pacers should have learned from the Eastern Conference finals, when they played the New York Knicks. "We've acted like [Bryant] wasn't hurt at all.
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November 17, 1990
How does Mike Dunleavy hope that "his new team will become the Lakers of old" (Nov. 12) when he has emasculated their fast break by taking away the outlet pass and changed their half-court attack from an inside game to a perimeter game? The Lakers had a great team last year. They lost to Phoenix in the playoffs primarily because of double-teaming on James Worthy and the failure of Byron Scott to make open jump shots. The brilliant acquisitions by Jerry West of Sam Perkins and Terry Teagle more than adequately solved the two major problems.
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May 13, 1998
What papers in the Seattle area are saying about the series: STEVE KELLY, SEATTLE TIMES Here they are again. Back in their familiar spring vacation spot. Hoop Hell. This could be the last dance for retiring Nate McMillan, embattled Coach George Karl and 14-year veteran Sam Perkins. It could be the last game inside KeyArena for a group that breathed life back in the game in this city. These Sonics got an arena built.
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June 1, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Dallas Mavericks forward Sam Perkins was injured in a car wreck Thursday night in the Dallas suburb of Addison. Perkins' car collided with another car in an intersection as Perkins was attempting to turn left at 9:32 p.m., police spokesman Brad Freis said. Both drivers were taken to hospitals, with Perkins, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, complaining of possible neck and lower leg injuries, Freis said. The other driver had a possible broken right wrist or forearm and neck injuries, he said.
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February 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Perkins sent the game into overtime with a three-point basket and scored eight points in the extra period as the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Chicago Bulls, 126-118, Thursday night to end a three-game home losing streak. Shawn Kemp led Seattle wth 30 points. Ron Harper topped the Bulls with 26. * Golden State 109, Denver 101--Latrell Sprewell scored 30 points and Tim Hardaway 25 as the Warriors held Dikembe Mutombo to only two blocked shots and beat the Nuggets at Denver.
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March 27, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First Magic Johnson retired. Then Vlade Divac hurt his back and was lost for three months. Five days after Divac returned, James Worthy was lost for the season. Thursday Sam Perkins went on the injured list, too. Really. The Lakers made the announcement before Thursday night's 115-92 romp over the Dallas Mavericks, a team bent on reliving their expansion past. This was the Mavericks' 15th defeat in a row, tying their club record of 1980-81, their first season.
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May 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
Sam Perkins scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and Gary Payton had a playoff career-high 22 points as the Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Houston Rockets, 111-100, Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference series. The Seattle Coliseum crowd chanted, "Sweep, Sweep, Sweep" as Game 2 ended. The next two games of the best-of-seven series will be Saturday and Sunday at Houston.
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June 7, 2000 | MIKE TERRY and LONNIE WHITE
Sam Perkins never reached the NBA finals with the Dallas Mavericks, the team he broke in with in 1984. But the other three teams Perkins, 38, has played for in his 16 seasons--the Lakers, Seattle and now Indiana--have made one appearance in the championship round. The 6-foot-9 power forward is remembered in L.A. for his three-point shot that beat Chicago in the first game of the 1991 finals. Unfortunately for the Lakers, they lost the next four games and the Michael Jordan dynasty began.
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May 13, 1998
What papers in the Seattle area are saying about the series: STEVE KELLY, SEATTLE TIMES Here they are again. Back in their familiar spring vacation spot. Hoop Hell. This could be the last dance for retiring Nate McMillan, embattled Coach George Karl and 14-year veteran Sam Perkins. It could be the last game inside KeyArena for a group that breathed life back in the game in this city. These Sonics got an arena built.
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February 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Perkins sent the game into overtime with a three-point basket and scored eight points in the extra period as the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Chicago Bulls, 126-118, Thursday night to end a three-game home losing streak. Shawn Kemp led Seattle wth 30 points. Ron Harper topped the Bulls with 26. * Golden State 109, Denver 101--Latrell Sprewell scored 30 points and Tim Hardaway 25 as the Warriors held Dikembe Mutombo to only two blocked shots and beat the Nuggets at Denver.
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November 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
Sam Perkins tied an NBA record by making seven of seven from three-point range and scored 28 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to a 118-86 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at Seattle. Perkins, who did not play in the fourth quarter, tied Portland's Terry Porter record for consecutive three-pointers, which he set last November. Dale Ellis has Seattle's record a total of nine. "I wasn't really thinking about records or anything like that," Perkins said. "I was just wide open.
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May 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
Sam Perkins scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and Gary Payton had a playoff career-high 22 points as the Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Houston Rockets, 111-100, Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference series. The Seattle Coliseum crowd chanted, "Sweep, Sweep, Sweep" as Game 2 ended. The next two games of the best-of-seven series will be Saturday and Sunday at Houston.
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April 12, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Perkins had the ball at the baseline and had one last chance to remind the Lakers how wrong they were to trade him to the SuperSonics on Feb. 22. "I was trying to find someone and I knew time was running down," Perkins said. "I saw Gary (Payton), but I couldn't really get it to him--so I had to take a bad shot. "They hustled. (Laker Coach Randy Pfund) had them going all game. They always rise to the occasion."
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December 12, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What accounts for the rise from unassuming role player to the star you have before you now? "I don't know, shoot," Sam Perkins said after making 12 of 14 shots and scoring 25 points in the Lakers' 118-93 rout of the Washington Bullets in the Forum on Friday night. "I'm just out there trying to play. We have a lot of mental breakdowns and if somebody can step up, I'm happy to do it. I'd like to do it every night, but Murphy's Law happens."
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June 3, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
For Michael Jordan, this one was a real tongue depressor. Maybe he expected to make the winning basket for the Bulls. Or maybe he expected old schoolmate James Worthy to make the winning basket for the Lakers. But Sam Perkins? For three points? From 24 feet? Here inside Chicago's thunder dome? Nike Mikey didn't like it, but Michael Dunleavy sure did. Wham, bam, thank you, Sam! "Took a Tar Heel to beat me," Jordan said.
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April 11, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A piece of Sam Perkins' heart remains with the Lakers, but he is beginning to enjoy Seattle. "It's pretty cool here," said Perkins, who will be in the starting lineup today when he faces the Lakers for the first time since the trade that sent him to the SuperSonics for Benoit Benjamin and the rights to Doug Christie on Feb. 22. "I'd be crazy to say I don't like it. You hear some negative stuff, but you have to experience it.
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March 3, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lakers remain confident that trading Sam Perkins to Seattle for Benoit Benjamin and Doug Christie will eventually work out in their favor. But for now, Nugget center Dikembe Mutombo can't comprehend why the Lakers gave up Perkins, who can be an imposing presence as a rebounder and scorer in the low post. And given the Lakers' struggles during a 127-115 loss to the Nuggets at McNichols Arena on Tuesday night, Mutombo's curiosity was understandable.
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