Kings' Cousins suspended for 16th technical foul

Kings' Cousins suspended for 16th technical foul
April 14, 2014, 3:15 pm
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DeMarcus Cousins recorded his eighth straight double-double with 35 points and 15 rebounds against the T'wolves Sunday. (AP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season.

The NBA said Cousins will serve his suspension during Wednesday's season finale against Phoenix. He was called for a technical foul in Sacramento's 106-103 win over Minnesota on Sunday night after waving his arm at an official.

[REWIND: Cousins powers Kings past T'wolves 106-103]

The technical foul was Cousins' first since Feb. 25 and ended the longest stretch of his career without one.

NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said Monday that the league upheld the call. Players and coaches are suspended one game when they reach 16 technical fouls.

Cousins has needed the NBA to rescind a technical foul in each of the previous two seasons to avoid the automatic suspension.