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League makes it official, DeMarcus Cousins suspended for Kings’ final game

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The Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins (15) argues with referee Courtney Kirkland after picking up his a foul in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

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DeMarcus Cousins will be starting his offseason early.

As PBT told you, Cousins picked up a technical Sunday in a game against Minnesota, Cousins’ 16th of the season. That’s the magic number — get to 16 and you get suspended for a game.

Monday the league upheld Cousins’ suspension and he will sit out the Kings’ season finale Sunday against the Suns. That could matter because if the Suns beat Grizzlies on Monday the Suns could still make the playoffs with a win Wednesday night over the Kings (and a Mavericks win over the Grizzlies that same night).

On the whole Cousins has done better this season at not losing his temper and keeping his composure when players or officials get under his skin, but it’s still safe to call that a work in progress.

You can see the last technical Cousins’ got at the 1:24 mark of the video below.