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DeMarcus Cousins is definitely growing as a player, both physically and mentally.  Cousins is known to have a hot temper but he’s been working on it and it definitely showed during the Sacramento Kings game against the Phoenix Suns.

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The game was tied at 99 a piece with under 40 seconds left.  Cousins was called for a foul after he set a screen that sent Marcus Morris to ground.  It was a questionable call and it was clear that Morris put on an acting job, but the refs called it and it was the sixth for Cousins which means he was out for the rest of the game.  Cousins was shocked at the call but was able to contain himself, coach Mike Malone on the other hand was irate.  Cousins had to restrain him to keep him from going after the refs.

Sidenote: The Kings defeated the Suns 114-112 in double OT.