DeMarcus Cousins Beats Up Innocent Chair, Kings Blow Lead, Lose To Warriors

  • Rick Chandler


The new seats at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center were horrified — when they were delivered, no one told them about DeMarcus Cousins and his legendary temper.

For a great portion of the first half on Sunday it looked like the surroundings didn’t favor the Warriors. The Kings led by as many as 16 in the first half, led by Rudy Gay and Cousins.

But Cousins giveth and he taketh away. With 4:14 remaining in the half and his team up 12, he got a technical after he was called for his third foul. He went to the bench and immediately kicked his chair, then started punching it — the most notorious basketball assault on a folding chair since Bobby Knight at Indiana. He drew a technical — his 12th of the season. It was a furniture mugging that cost the Kings dearly.

The Warriors rallied to trail by only seven at the half, and then a strong third quarter gave them control. Steph Curry (30 points) led the 117-106 Golden State win.

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