That was the DeMarcus Cousins the Warriors hoped they were signing last summer.
That was the DeMarcus Cousins the rest of the league feared the Warriors were signing.
Nikola Jokic is legit — an All-Star and about to be All-NBA center having a career-best season. DeMarcus Cousins, tired of not being mentioned among the best centers in the game as he bounces back from his torn Achilles, takes these kinds of matchups personally and he went hard at Jokic. And owned him — 28 points (on 12-of-17 shooting including 2-of-4 from three), 13 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. He held Jokic to 10 points (on 10 shots), six assists, and five rebounds.
When taken out of the game late, Cousins was looking for Jokic.
Cousins just gives the best team in the NBA another way to beat you.