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Cavs player, wife questioned by police after roadside altercation

Cleveland Cavaliers backup center Kendrick Perkins and his wife were involved in a roadside altercation on Wednesday morning.

According to the Westlake, Ohio, police department, a 911 caller reported that a man and woman were fighting by a car parked on the side of the road. When officers responded to the scene, they found Perkins and his wife, Vanity, waiting by their SUV.

Police said no one was injured, arrested or cited. The police report is expected to be completed by Thursday and will be reviewed by the Westlake City prosecutor, who will determine whether to file charges.

The 911 caller claimed to witness physical contact during the altercation.

“There is somebody having an altercation on the side of the road,” the caller said in a recording of the 911 dispatch provided to ESPN. “It looks like a woman is hitting the man and he’s trying to get out of the car. They’re parked on the side of the road.

“It looks like he was trying to get out and the person, which I think was a woman, was trying to pull him back, like grabbing him and pulling him back in (the car).”

The Cavaliers said Wednesday they were aware of the alleged incident.

“We have spoken to Kendrick about this and understand he has cooperated fully with the authorities in their review of the situation and will continue to do so,” the team said in a statement. “We respect the process that the Westlake authorities will undergo in relation to this and have no further comment to make about the situation at this time.”

According to ESPN.com, Perkins was previously charged with two counts of assault for allegedly punching a woman and her brother outside a Houston nightclub in July 2013. The charges were dropped in April 2014. His wife, Vanity, was involved in an argument with a nail salon technician in Oklahoma City in January 2013 which police responded to, but both parties declined to press charges.

Perkins, 12-year NBA veteran acquired by the Cavaliers from the Oklahoma City Thunder in February, is averaging 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in five games during the playoffs. He averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 for the Cavs in 17 regular-season games since joining the team.

The Cavaliers held off the Chicago Bulls for a 106-101 victory on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. Game 6 is Thursday night in Chicago and Perkins is expected to travel with the team.

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