We saw the old DeMarcus Cousins on Wednesday in Boston.
The one that can be lazy and have bad habits on defense.
The one that gets easily frustrated and can lash out.
That Cousins got ejected at the 7:31 mark of the fourth quarter of what by then was already an ugly blowout loss for the Kings. Cousins was frustrated, Smart came in low and used his backside to try to establish position, and Cousins didn’t like it. Then he threw Smart around.
He got a flagrant II foul and was ejected. Cousins can expect a fine from the league as well for his efforts.
Boston won the game 106-84 behind 20 points from Jared Sullinger.
Hopefully by the Kings next game we can see the newer Cousins we have been used to this season. The one now-fired Mike Malone helped grow.