DeMarcus Cousins spins and slams all over Kenrich Williams
Golden State Warriors big DeMarcus Cousins proved he still has the springs to deliver some showtime dunks, victimizing New Orleans Pelicans forward Kenrich Williams after a delightful spin through the lane.
The Warriors center drove the ball from the 3-point line and caught Jahlil Okafor off guard, spinning past him and rising for a right-hand slammer over Williams in an otherwise dull first quarter if action.
OK DMC 💪 pic.twitter.com/d4JecK3TPN
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 10, 2019
The game was devoid of offense in the first quarter, only 7-6 at the 5:46 mark of the period, as the video showed, but it made up in entertainment value once Stephen Curry went out of the game due to a preventative ankle roll.
Cousins took over as the featured scorer against his old team, posting 21 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in a healthy 35 minutes of play — likely his last bit of regular season action as Steve Kerr rests his main cogs in a back-to-back against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
The prized big man showed he’s tuned into the strong presence the Warriors needed him to be, recently showcasing his athleticism and deft handle after getting a few more games and minutes under his legs.
Cousins has now eight 20-point games since joining the Warriors midseason in Jan. 18 against the L.A. Clippers. He’s averaging a strong 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists heading into the postseason.