Video: DeMarcus Cousins gets 6th foul but crowd, Warriors bench applaud
Golden State Warriors All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins may have exited his season debut against the L.A. Clippers early on Friday night, but the fans and players didn’t seem too concerned.
It’s very seldom when a player receives an ovation such as this, not to mention when they foul out early in the final quarter of the game. Given how this one started, however, perhaps a free pass is in good order.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) January 19, 2019
DeMarcus Cousins finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, and went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
The 28-year-old Cousins hasn’t played a game since last year at this time, when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon with the New Orleans Pelicans. He averages 21.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists for his career.
Though the debut was entertaining to say the least for the basketball world, seeing five NBA All-Stars in a starting lineup for the first time since the 1975-76 Boston Celtics, should undoubtedly convey terror to opposing teams across the league.
Golden State’s player chemistry still has to unfold with this new lineup, but with a whole half of the season left to play, they are surely going to be the toughest group to bet against on a given night.
The Warriors came out on top of the Clippers 112-94 for their seventh straight win, ushered by Stephen Curry’s 28 points.