It’s official: DeMarcus Cousins suspended for Friday’s game after 16th technical

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With six seconds left in a comfortable Kings win Wednesday night, DeMarcus Cousins wasn’t done expressing his displeasure to the referees — after a foul call Cousins and Rajon Rondo gave the official some lengthy mocking applause for finally making the right call.  They both got a technical for it.

Did it deserve one? Not on its own, but if this built up throughout the game and the players had been to cut it out, then Cousins crossed the line.

Kings fans can argue that all they want, the point is moot — that is Cousins’ 16th technical of the season and with that he is suspended one game, the league announced Thursday. Cousins will sit out Friday when the Kings host the Heat.

That was an expensive technical for Cousins, as our own Dan Feldman pointed out it costs the All-Star center $149,108 – $5,000 for the technical and $144,108 for the docked game pay. Ouch.