Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings reinstated center
DeMarcus Cousins on Monday, two days after suspending him for unprofessional
behavior and conduct detrimental to the team.
Cousins and Kings coach Keith Smart exchanged words in the locker room during
halftime of Sacramento's 97-85 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
Smart decided to bench Cousins for the entire second half and ordered him to
remain in the locker room.
Cousins was suspended one game earlier this month by the NBA for striking
Dallas guard O.J. Mayo in the groin. Back in early November, Cousins was
suspended two games without pay for confronting Spurs announcer Sean Elliott
in a "hostile manner."
Over 23 games this season, Cousins is averaging 16.6 points and 9.5 rebounds.
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