As the Kings were ready to run out the clock on their win over the Wizards – Sacramento’s 30th victory this season, its first 30-win season in eight years – Rondo committed an inbound violation. No big deal. The Kings would still win handily.
But what do Cousins and Rondo do? They clap sarcastically at the ref for too long, drawing deserved technical fouls.
That was Cousins’ league-leading 16th technical foul of the season, which triggers a one-game suspension. The clapping will cost Cousins $149,108 – $5,000 for the technical and $144,108 for the docked game pay.
It also meant an ejection for Rondo, who picked up a technical earlier in the game.