DeMarcus Cousins had an unbelievable performance Wednesday night, racking up 40 points, 22 rebounds, four blocks and four assists in the Pelicans' 123-114 victory over the Nuggets. It was his second 40-point, 20-rebound game of the season already, making him the first player to have multiple 40-20 games in the same season since Patrick Ewing in 1989-90. He also became the fifth player since 1963 to have at least 40 points, 22 rebounds, four blocks and four steals in a game. After the game, however, Cousins' thoughts were not on his statistical prowess, but flopping. That's right, flopping. Late in the fourth quarter, Mason Plumlee tried to draw a foul on Cousins with a pretty egregious flop. The refs even went to review the play after Plumlee fell to the floor, but soon came to the realization that Cousins never made contact with the Nuggets big man.
DeMarcus Cousins says flopping is hurting the 'competitive spirit of basketball'
CBS Sports | Dec 7