Kendrick Perkins badly wanted to reconcile his two former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Perkins told on TNT's Area 21 that he was attempting to ''figure out a way to make them talk again.''

Perkins, who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder for a couple of years, ultimately succeeded in his attempt.

Durant decided to leave the Oklahoma last summer and join the Golden State Warriors. The Thunder and Westbrook didn't take well Durant's decision. Westbrook and Durant clearly were not as good as they used to be after Durant's department. Also, there was a belief that the media was trying to put a beef between Westbrook and Durant.

''I think the night that Russ actually broke the record, I had texted KD,'' Perkins said, as quoted by ESPN. ''The next day, he was talking about something and he sent me a text and was like, 'Me and Russ had a nice conversation.'''

Durant is having a great run with the Warriors this season, reaching the Western Conference finals. The superstar is in a great position to win multiple titles in Bay Area. Reflecting on Durant's potential return to Oklahoma, Perkins said he ''wouldn't be surprised'' if that happens.

Lowry wants to be an NBA champion

Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry has made it clear that his number one goal is to make it all the way. Lowry is set to become a free agent this July after announcing that he is opting out of the final year of his contract with Toronto.

Except for the Raptors, the guard is expected to have many suitors, which would love to sign him this upcoming offseason.

Lowry, who has played in Toronto for a couple of years now, hasn't won a title with the Canadian team yet. The Raptors' best run came last season when the team lost in the Eastern Conference final to eventual champions Cleveland Cavaliers.

Toronto lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals this postseason to the same opponent.

''A ring. Nothing else. I just want a ring,'' Lowry said, as revealed by Toronto Star. It remains to be seen will he decide to switch teams when the 2017 free agency kicks off.

An unfortunate ending to the season

Nene Hilario of the Houston Rockets will be missing the rest of the NBA playoffs, the team announced.

Nene tore his left adductor during the first quarter of Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs. Nene averaged 10 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game during the postseason

The loss of Nene certainly won't be helping Houston going forward this postseason. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said ''I hate it for Nene,'' according to ESPN. Superstar James Harden added that Nene ''is a big part of what we do.''

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