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DeMarcus Cousins not worried about his low shooting percentages

Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins

Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins has always been known as an efficient scorer, especially on the low block. In recent games, however, his shooting percentages have been low. Despite that fact, the former Kentucky Wildcat is maintaining a positive mentality.

“Last thing I’m worried about is scoring the ball,” Cousins said in an interview with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. “I think I’ve proven it enough throughout my career that I have the ability to score the ball; it’s just a matter of time before shots do start falling for me.”

Cousins was held out of Golden State’s final game before the All-Star break. In his last outing — a 115-108 victory over the Utah Jazz — he went 4-of-17 from the field (1-of-6 from beyond the arc), scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Those are good numbers, but they would’ve looked a bit better had a few more of his shots fell in.

In Sunday’s 120-118 victory over the Miami Heat, Cousins went 2-of-6 from the field and 0-for-3 from downtown, scoring just seven points in 27 minutes of action.

Though Cousins has struggled a bit with accuracy in recent games, the Warriors are still rattling off wins. In fact, Golden State’s 41-16 overall record is good for the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.

To be fair, Cousins has only played in 11 games since returning from an Achilles injury. Rest assured, he’ll find his rhythm again.