Video: DeMarcus Cousins tosses Marcus Smart to the floor
DeMarcus Cousins' did not have one of his better performances in the Kings 106-84 loss in Boston yesterday. Cousins finished with 11 points on 5-for-17 shooting, 11 rebounds, one steal, one block, four turnovers and one ejection after throwing Marcus Smart to the ground.
Cousins: I did have an issue. It didn't start with the box out, it was the pick. He tried to run through my chest and then he came and I felt like he took a cheap shot on the box out, which resulted in what happened. Regardless, I got to make better decisions. The team depends on me every night and I just can’t do things like that.
Smart: To be honest, I'm not really worried about [being thrown to the ground]. He knows that I'm not going to back down from it. I don't see why I got the tech though. I don't know, they didn't really tell me. It's all good. Like I said, I'm one of those guys that's not going to back down from anything. I'm going to let that be known.
It was a box out. That's his opinion. Everybody saw the play. Like I said, I'm not going to back down from anything. And if that's what he thinks, that's what he thinks. … I'm just playing defense.