DeMarcus Cousins Fouls Out In Warriors' Debut : "I'm Just Glad I Can Still Dunk"

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Boogie Cousins made his long-awaited debut as Golden State Warrior, and by all accounts, the getting was good. The former NBA All-Star contributed an environment friendly stat line of 14 factors, six rebounds, three assists, and three Three-pointers in 15 minutes of motion. Incidentally, Cousins was compelled out of the sport, not as a precautionary measure, however as a result of foul bother: his sixth and closing strike coming with eight minutes, 51 seconds remaining on the clock within the fourth.

The residence crowd on the Staples Centers resorted to booing Cousins the second he touched the ball on the onset of the sport. But at nights finish, Cousins left to a standing ovation, a becoming a sendoff for a participant who hadn't performed an NBA sport in over a 12 months. Cousins nonetheless joked that his standing O was in all probability "the fakest love" he'd ever obtained in his life, however he'll take it nonetheless. "It's been an extended journey. This might be the most effective days of my life," he informed the media within the post-game scrum.

"I am simply glad to know that I can nonetheless dunk," Cousins continued. "It felt good. I by no means in one million years thought that will be my first basket taking part in ball once more."

Cousins' efficiency final night time is being perceived in a optimistic gentle, particularly when masked by a thunderous dunk within the 1st quarter, his first in a Dubs' uniform. Steph Curry, who watched the play unfold from the perimeter, parlayed his astonishment for Boogie when requested to explain "the dunk" in his personal phrases. "It was like poetry, man. It was superior. You may see his response," Curry stated in passing. Incidentally, the Warriors held on for the 112-94 win, on the