Saturday, 24 February, 2018

DeMarcus Cousins records a double-double and plenty more in Pelicans' loss

3:38PlayKevin Durant and De Marcus Cousins were ejected in the fourth quarter last night 3:38PlayKevin Durant and De Marcus Cousins were ejected in the fourth quarter last night
Kristopher Love | 05 December, 2017, 18:05

National Basketball Association superstars Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins were both thrown out of their matchup Monday after almost getting into a fight. Things had been brewing between the two throughout the entire game. Durant earned his third ejection in his last 18 games. The former four-time All-Star finished the game with a double-double of 10 points and 11 assists, to go along with five assists. He was ejected from this game, but only 1:14 remained at the time.

Then, with Golden State having opened up a double-digit lead later in the fourth quarter after trailing by 20 at the half, Durant and Cousins went at one another.

In the blink of an eye, the game had turned, as a Pelicans' team that looked like it could do no wrong suddenly had no chance of competing with the Warriors. At one point in the fourth quarter, Cousins appeared to almost head-butt the Warriors superstar.

2:28PlayThe Warriors rallied to beat the Pelicans on Monday night
2:28PlayThe Warriors rallied to beat the Pelicans on Monday night

In addition to these two getting ejected, Warriors point guard, Steph Curry, also left the game with a serious ankle sprain. "I can't let anyone take me off my game".

After the Warriors' forward entered the lane, he made contact with Cousins under the hoop on a drive that he thought should have resulted in a pair of free throw attempts.

Cousins' second technical was his seventh of the season, meaning he's well on pace to cross the threshold for suspension.