Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
NEW YORK, NY - Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has
been suspended one game by the NBA for striking Dallas guard O.J. Mayo in the
groin during Monday's game against the Mavericks, the league announced on
The incident occurred with 3:35 remaining in the second quarter of
Sacramento's 119-96 loss to the Mavericks. Both players were assessed
technical fouls for the confrontation, though neither was ejected.
Cousins, who leads the Kings with averages of 17.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per
game, will sit out Wednesday's game at Milwaukee.
This is the second time this season that Cousins has faced league discipline.
The 2010 first-round pick was given a 2-game suspension after an altercation
with San Antonio Spurs announcer Sean Elliott following a game on Nov. 9.
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