Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of the Golden State Warriors' season.
A recent slide at the end of February saw Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins receive criticism from fans and media for his defense, leading teammate Draymond Green to step in and redirect blame to the entire team. Green's public support appeared to help lift Cousins in Golden State's 106-104 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, as the latter big man scored a season-high 27 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists.
After arguably his best game with the Warriors, Cousins couldn't help but compare the team's turbulent season to a daytime soap opera.
"Oh, it's something every day," Cousins said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. "It's like my grandmother - when I was younger, she had this show she used to watch. I'm sure y'all heard of it - 'As the World Turns.' She called it her story: 'I gotta watch my story.'
"I used to watch it with her; and every episode, it was something. That's what this has turned into - 'As the World Turns.'"
Cousins, who only made his Warriors debut in January after recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, is averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds in 20 games, numbers that pale in comparison to his career averages of 21.3 and 10.9, respectively.