DeMarcus Cousins Suspended and Fined For Separate Incidents

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for two separate incidents that took place this past week, the NBA announced Tuesday.

The suspension is the result of Cousins receiving his 16th technical foul of the season — grounds for an automatic one-game suspension, per NBA rules — during the Kings’ 112-107 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Cousins picked up two technicals during the game — one for an altercation involving Bulls assistant coach Jim Boylen and another for his reaction after he thought he was fouled on a three-point attempt in the final seconds.

He will serve his suspension on Feb. 8 when the Kings host the Boston Celtics. For every two additional technical fouls Cousins receives throughout the remainder of the season, he will be automatically suspended for an additional game, per NBA rules.

The fine was issued to Cousins for “making an inappropriate statement and (middle finger) gesture” after the Kings’ 109-106 overtime win over the Golden State Warriorson Feb. 4.

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