Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
MILWAUKEE — Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for striking Dallas' O.J. Mayo in the groin area in the Kings' road loss Monday night.
Cousins sat out the Kings' game Wednesday night at Milwaukee.
"Obviously, you miss a tremendous piece to your team when you have been playing pretty decent of late," Kings coach Keith Smart said. "When you lose a guy like Cousins, it's tough because you can't replace what he brings to your team. We are going to try, but it won't be easy."