He may lead the NBA in technical fouls, but on nights like this past Saturday (Portland) and Wednesday (Denver), Demarcus Cousins shows that he can be the most unstoppable force in the NBA.
When he wants to be.
DeMarcus Cousins has 2 games this season with 40+ PTS & 20+ REBS.— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) December 7, 2017
He is the first player to have multiple 40+ PTS, 20+ REBS games in a season since Patrick Ewing had 2 such games back in ’89-90. pic.twitter.com/inanGvLckT
“He’s the most dominant player in our game.” — Rajon Rondo
He’s that good.
From dribble penetrating cross overs, to spin moves, chase down blocks, to running out in transition, Demarcus got just about whatever he wanted, and left points on the floor going just 14/21 from the line.
He even got help from officials, when Mason Plumlee shamelessly flopped following Boogie’s defensive rebound, attempting to bluff the wild elbow.
“Just the antics like... It’s silly, man. Just let me live — that’s all I’m asking. Let me be a basketball player. All this... villianized, like just trying to villianize me in a way that it’s.... I hate it. It’s overdue. Just let me be a basketball player. That’s all I’m asking.”-Boogie
He wasn’t alone, however. Everyone had a hand in this one including Jrue Holiday who scorched his way to 27 and seven on 60% shooting. E’Twaun Moore likewise continued his hot shooting with 14 points on 4/7 from three. In the last four games he is shooting 74% from three in 23 shots.
Rondo contributed 11, seven and six and the bench mob played spectacularly, led by Jameer Nelson, Darius Miller, Tony Allen, even Omer Asik put up another pleasant performance, including a banked jump shot! (gasp!)
Oleh Kosel and Kevin Barrios cover this one, as well as contribute a quarterly report 25 games into the season.
Who has been the most pleasant surprise? The biggest disappointment?
Which game this season would you call our signature win? Loss?
Finally the guys recap the coaching performances, before Kevin attempts to take us out in hilarious fashion.
Don't miss this one, and thanks for listening/reading!