Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins hospitalized with virus infection, out at least two more games


The Sacramento Kings have lost their last 14 games when DeMarcus Cousins has had to sit out for whatever reason, including their last three this past week. Which makes this especially bad news.

Cousins has been admitted to a Sacramento area hospital to fight the viral infection that has kept in sidelined the last week, the team announced Wednesday. Doctors said Cousins needed “rest and treatment.” Cousins will be out at least two more games, this Friday and Saturday, and may return to the rotation next week (maybe next Tuesday vs. Toronto).

Cousins is having a career year coming off his time with Team USA this summer, averaging 23,5 points and 12.6 rebounds a game, with 1.5 blocks a game thrown in.

His play led Sacramento to a fast 9-5 start to the season, but the Kings have fallen back to .500 with Cousins out. Something that will continue for at least a couple more games now,