Clippers’ DeMarcus Cousins punished for shoving Devin Booker, Cameron Payne
Game 2 against the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers ended with a buzzer-beater and some fireworks after the buzzer. DeMarcus Cousins and Devin Booker got into it after the final buzzer, and now Cousins has been assessed with a rare postgame technical.
NBA announces DeMarcus Cousins has been hit with a postgame technical foul for shoving Devin Booker last night.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 23, 2021
Things got chippy and here’s the sequence of events when Cousins shoved Booker.
DeMarcus Cousins has been assessed a postgame technical foul for shoving Devin Booker after Deandre Ayton’s game-winner.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 23, 2021
Boogie took exception to something Booker did, and when we look again, it looks as if Booker immediately heads towards the Clippers bench after the final shot went down.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 23, 2021
Either way, it is Cousins who is slapped with the technical foul, and Game 3 should pick up right where it left off, this time potentially with Chris Paul taking the floor as it was reported of his intention to play on Thursday.
The Suns are up 2-0, but that isn’t new territory for the Clippers, who have found a way to overcome a pair of 2-0 deficits against the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks in these playoffs alone. If the Clippers want to do it a third time, they will need to find a way to limit Booker– and possibly now Paul.
Game 3 is Thursday night in Los Angeles, and it will be interesting to see what Cousins and Booker do whenever they step on the court together during the game.