DeMarcus Cousins, playing in just his second playoff game in his career, was trying to make the kind of hustle play that makes playoff basketball special.
Instead, he went to the ground grabbing his leg.
Cousins seemed to take an awkward step then went to the ground grabbing his left quadricep or maybe groin muscle. He went directly to the locker room after the play.
That is the same leg in which he had the torn Achilles that he recovered from this season to join Golden State.
Cousins will not return to the game and will get an MRI on his leg on Tuesday, the team announced.
This could be a torn quad, which would end his playoffs (and impact his free agency this summer).
We will update this story with reports on what Cousins’ injury is and the severity of it when we get them.