Cousins is officially doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. Cousins continues to deal with stiffness in his back and considering he missed practice earlier Tuesday, it's not surprising that he's now doubtful to play Wednesday. If Cousins is unable to play Wednesday, the Grizzlies will likely use Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos as their power forward and center combination.
Cousins (back) was held out of Tuesday's practice, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. Cousins was battling stiffness in his back during Monday night's loss to the Hornets, and he was in visible pain for parts of the second half, frequently favoring the back and clearly limited in terms of mobility. While the Kings are yet to comment on his status for Wednesday's game in Milwaukee, Cousins' absence from practice certainly is not the most encouraging of signs. Consider Cousins optimistically questionable until further notice.
Cousins (back) dealt with significant discomfort on the flight from Charlotte to Milwaukee, Gary Gerould of ESPN reports. Despite missing part of the third quarter and all of overtime in Monday's loss to the Hornets, Cousins finished with 30 points, 11 boards, three blocks, an assist and a steal in 31 minutes. It sounds as if he's in real danger of missing Wednesday's game against the Bucks, which would leave more playing time for Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein, among others.
Cousins left Monday's game in overtime with a stiff back and was unable to return, James Ham of CSNBayArea.com reports. Cousins was standing on the sideline for the overtime period because he was unable to sit. It is currently unclear how serious of a concern this is for Cousins, but expect an update before the Kings next game in Milwaukee Wednesday. Cousins finished the night with 30 points, 11 boards, one assist, one steal, three blocks, and two threes in 31 minutes.
Cousins scored 29 points (8-19 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 13-15 FT) with 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks in 40 minutes during Saturday's win over the Magic. Not counting Thursday's one-game suspension, Cousins has now played four straight games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, and it would be six straight if not for a nine-rebound night against the Pistons. The assists were also a season high for him, and given the three-point range he's displayed, Cousins is now a threat to contribute in every category on any given night.
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