Watch: DeMarcus Cousins drives by Nets for emphatic dunk in wild win

Saturday November 14th, 2015

On Friday, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins reminded us why he’s one of the league’s most fun players to watch.

In the midst of a 21-point third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets, Cousins blew by a group of defenders, including center Brook Lopez, for a powerful one-handed flush.

What came afterward—an emphatic swing with his right arm, a bellowing scream, and a mean mug—was even more entertaining. One fan who was seen celebrating behind Cousins seemed to think so, anyway.

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​Cousins, who fouled out late in the fourth quarter, finished with 40 points and 13 rebounds in a 111–109 Kings’ victory. Rajon Rondo poured in a triple double for Sacramento, his third in the last four games. Brooklyn missed a chance to win the game with 1.1 seconds left after a failed Rondo inbounds pass in which he tried to throw the ball off defender Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

The All-Star center has been at the center of Sacramento’s 2–8 start to this season, which has made headlines off the court with a reported feud between Cousins and head coach George Karl. Cousins apologized Wednesday for a postgame locker-room tirade following the Kings’ loss to the Spurs on Monday.

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Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix outlined possible solutions for Cousins and the Kings franchise.

You can watch highlights of Sacramento’s win below:

Video via YouTube user NBAHighlightsDaily

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