DeMarcus Cousins Suspended for Season Finale after accumulating 16 technicals
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The NBA suspended Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for one game without pay on Monday after he accumulated 16 technical fouls during the 2013-14 season.
Cousins will serve his suspension during Sacramento’s season finale, when the Kings host the Suns on Wednesday. The 2010 lottery pick is on the books for $4.9 million this season, and a one-game suspension without pay will cost him approximately $44,000.
The suspension comes one day after Cousins was whistled for a technical foul late in Sacramento’s 106-103 home victory over Minnesota on Sunday. With a little over one minute remaining in the game, Cousins fell to the court while batting with Kevin Love for a loose ball in the paint. Love eventually came up with the ball and attempted a layup, drawing a foul on Travis Outlaw in the process. Both Outlaw and Cousins disputed the call, but Cousins received the technical after jumping up and down in frustration and putting his hands on his head.
By NBA rules, players are subject to a one-game suspension when they accumulate 16 technical fouls on the season. Every second technical past the 16 — the 18th, the 20th, and so on — incurs an additional one-game suspension.