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DeMarcus Cousins has yet to play a minute as a member of the Warriors, but that did not prevent him from getting his first technical foul and ejection.

It came Friday night in New York. Cousins, inactive and sitting on the bench in street clothes, quickly got on the wrong side of lead official Scott Foster, who slapped the inactive center with a technical and, seconds later, an ejection.

With 2:28 remaining in the first quarter, Cousins was banished and headed for the locker room.

Foster is considered among the league’s most intolerant officials, and Cousins evidently was putting up too much of a protest to be accepted.

Cousins is now 15 technical fouls away from a one-game suspension. He is rehabilitating in the wake of Achilles’ tendon surgery and not expected back until later this calendar year at the soonest.