WATCH: DeMarcus Cousins fined $25K for throwing mouthpiece, walking into stands

DeMarcus Cousins - photo by Walter Cornett

The Sacramento Kings’ All-Star center, who last season tied a career-high with 17 technical fouls, has been dinged for the first time in the 2016-17 NBA campaign, and it took just three games. The NBA on Monday slapped Cousins with a $25,000 fine for “throwing his mouthpiece and entering the spectator stands,” which Boogie did late in the fourth quarter of Sacramento’s Saturday night meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden 1 Center:

With just under 40 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of a nip-and-tuck battle between the Kings and Wolves, Minnesota rookie guard Kris Dunn scooped up a loose ball and knifed into the lane, hoping to cut Sacramento’s four-point lead to a one-basket advantage. Cousins, perennially among the league leaders in charges taken, slid in front to try to draw an offensive foul that would give the Kings back to the ball and help close the door on a home win.

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