Kings' Cousins fined, suspended

Highlights: Cousins ejected, Kings blown out by Rockets

Kings' Cousins fined, suspended
February 27, 2014, 12:30 pm
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DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 22.3 points, 11.5 rebounds and 32.4 minutes per game this year -- all career highs. (USATSI)

NEW YORK -- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay and fined $20,000 for his actions in separate incidents, it was announced on Thursday by Rod Thorn, president of basketball operations.

Cousins has been suspended for punching Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the stomach with 9:44 remaining in the first quarter of the Kings’ 129-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on Feb. 25, at Sleep Train Arena.

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In addition, Cousins has been fined for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection with 8:21 remaining in the third quarter of the same game.

Cousins will serve his suspension on Friday, Feb. 28, when the Kings visit the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

Courtesy NBA media services