Former UK big man DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $20,000 and suspended one game for punching an opposing player and verbally abusing an official in a game earlier this week.
Here is more from ESPN.com:
The NBA suspended Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for one game and fined him $20,000 on Thursday for punching an opposing player and verbally abusing an official in a game earlier this week.
The league suspended Cousins for punching Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the stomach with 9:44 remaining in the first quarter of the Kings’ 129-103 loss on Tuesday night in Sacramento. Cousins was fined for verbally abusing official Courtney Kirkland and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after an ejection with 8:21 remaining in the third quarter.
Cousins will serve his suspension when the Kings visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.