The Wednesday night battle in the paint between Zach Randolph and DeMarcus Cousins was certainly not for the faint of heart.
Z-Bo got away with a two-piece elbow combo to Boogie’s grill, and the two big fellas continually jawed and shoved one another.
Cousins, meanwhile, took his anger out on an innocent chair
The Kings hung on for a 102-90 win.
Per the SacBee:
“Coming in against Memphis you know it’s going to be a physical game,” Cousins said. “How can I say this and keep my money. You know how it goes, so yeah.”
Coach George Karl was called for a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing on Cousins’ behalf.
“(Cousins’) emotions, he’s one of these guys who wears them on his sleeves,” Karl said. “My preference would be he learned to control it but I’ve also had guys it takes a year or two or three to learn how to control it. Gary Payton didn’t learn how to control it early in his career. I’ve seen Sam Cassell when I had Sam and Sam would have emotional breakdowns throughout his career and now he’s coaching with the Clippers. DeMarcus has to continue to understand that we’ll get better at making him better but he’s got to play and make us better too.”