Kings coach Tyrone Corbin called it a “miscommunication,” claiming DeMarcus Cousins thought Sacramento was on offense on a strange play that occurred Tuesday night against the Warriors.
Corbin made the comment before the Kings (17-30) game against the Mavericks (33-18) Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.
With Golden State leading 83-66 with 3:58 to go in the third quarter -- Cousins, hands on knees -- didn't really move as the Warriors inbounded the ball to his man, Marreese Speights, who went up for an uncontested alley-oop slam dunk.
The play is also a contradiction to Cousins' production as he recorded his 29th double double of the season, scoring 26 points and collecting 11 rebounds in Sacramento's 121-96 loss.
Cousins is gaining the respect that he desires, having been added to the Western Conference's All-Star team roster last week.
The Kings have lost nine of their last ten games.