Feb 19, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) argues with the referee against the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-102. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cousins Ejected, Controversy Erupts As Kings Fall to Bucks


DeMarcus Cousins’ fourth ejection of the season overshadowed a close contest between the Kings and Bucks, as the Kings fell 115-113 to Milwaukee.

Cousins was tossed in the third quarter when he was upset at Mike Dunleavy for kneeing him on a box out. He then mouthed off with Dunleavy, and both players got technicals. The ensuing play was the final straw, when he threw an elbow at Dunleavy’s head. Cousins was given a flagrant-two and ejected.

That spoiled an otherwise dominating night for Cousins, who had 24 points and 10 rebounds before getting tossed.

As for the game itself, the Kings trailed by double digits at halftime and for much of the second half before rallying in the final minutes. Led by Jimmer Fredette and Tyreke Evans, the Kings battled back to within one point with under a minute to play.

The game ended in controversy, with Fredette at the line with four seconds to play and the Kings down by three. He made the first, but intentionally missed the second and got his own rebound. He appeared to be fouled in the process by Monta Ellis, but nothing was called, and Evans’ desperation shot at the buzzer was off-line.

Cousins left after getting ejected, so we will not have any quotes from him tonight. All in all, a gritty showcase by the Kings, but couldn’t get any help from the officials as they fell just short.

 

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