March 31, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for one game by the NBA after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season.

The league announced the punishment on Thursday. Under NBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended when he gets to 16 technical fouls during the regular season.

Cousins got his most recent technical in the final seconds of Sacramento's 120-111 win against Washington on Wednesday night. The All-Star will miss Friday's home game against Miami.

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