SACRAMENTO -- DeMarcus Cousins reportedly dodged a bullet. After a meltdown Monday night at Oracle Arena, the general consensus around the league was that Cousins would likely draw a one game suspension for his actions aimed at official Monty McCutchen.
But Cousins will not face a fine or suspension from the league for his actions during the Kings 122-103 loss to the Warriors, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.
With just under nine minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Kings leading by two, Cousins was called for his 5th foul by McCutchen. The talented 25-year-old initially thought the foul would go against Ben McLemore, but when McCutchen tagged Cousins, he went ballistic.
Rudy Gay caught Cousins mid-explosion, ushering the All-Star towards the Kings bench where assistant coach Corliss Williamson aided in calming the 6-foot-11 big man down. Cousins left the court in a timely manner with a Kings security escort.
Cousins leads the Kings in scoring at 24.3 points per game and rebounding at 10.3. He has missed eight games this season, seven due to injury and another for elbowing Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford in the jaw. Sacramento is just 1-7 without Cousins on the floor this season.
Sacramento returns to their home court Wednesday night to face off with the 2-31 Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings have lost two straight, but remain just two games behind the Utah Jazz for eighth place in the Western Conference standings.