Nuggets’ Cousins fined $15K for kicking towels into stands

April 26, 2022 GMT
Denver Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins, front, reacts after making a basket as forward JaMychal Green celebrates in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins, front, reacts after making a basket as forward JaMychal Green celebrates in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins, front, reacts after making a basket as forward JaMychal Green celebrates in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins, front, reacts after making a basket as forward JaMychal Green celebrates in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins, front, reacts after making a basket as forward JaMychal Green celebrates in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $15,000 for kicking towels into the stands during Game 4 of Denver’s first-round playoff series against Golden State, the NBA announced Tuesday.

The incident occurred when Cousins returned to the bench after getting called for a personal foul with 7:27 remaining in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 126-121 home victory on Sunday.

Cousins finished with 10 points. Denver avoided a sweep with the win. Game 5 is Wednesday night.

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