Cousins finished with 12 points (4-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 115-108 victory over the Jazz. Cousins established a new season-high minutes total en route to notching his second double-double of 2018-19. His surface numbers were fine, but he killed your percentages, shooting 24 percent from the field and 60 percent from the line. Cousins is likely going to have some more bumps in the road as he works his way back from a serious Achilles injury, though it's at least encouraging that his playing time continues to rise while he's thus far steered clear of setbacks. The Warriors already announced that Cousins would sit out the second half of their back-to-back set Wednesday in Portland before presumably returning to the starting five after the All-Star break.
Cousins, who will play Tuesday against the Jazz, will sit out Wednesday contest against the Trail Blazers for rest, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Cousins won't participate in the second half of a back-to-back set, as coach Steve Kerr will opt to limit his workload heading into the All-Star break. As a result, Kevon Looney is expected to draw the start.
Cousins registered seven points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two steals across 27 minutes in the Warriors' 120-118 win over the Heat on Sunday. The final line was Cousins' least productive overall since making his season debut Jan. 18, but it was how he finished it off that mattered most from a team perspective. The 28-year-old drew a foul on a put-back attempt following a Kevin Durant missed three-pointer and drained both subsequent free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining to snap a 118-118 tie. The lack of scoring and rebounds was an outlier for Cousins, who had put up at least 15 points and brought down at least five boards in each of the first three games of February. Coach Steve Kerr appears content with keeping the big man's minutes in upper 20s at most for the time being, but that's typically been enough for Cousins to offer markedly better numbers than he did Sunday.
Cousins ended with 18 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 27 minutes during Friday's 117-107 victory over the Suns. Cousins played a season-high 27 minutes Friday, helping the Warriors to a 10-point victory over a tenacious Suns outfit. Cousins has suffered no setbacks in his return from injury and while the production is not what it once was, owners who stashed him are certainly reaping the benefits right now.
Cousins totaled 15 points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 9-13 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 17 minutes during Wednesday's 141-102 victory over San Antonio. Cousins played just 17 minutes during Wednesday's blowout victory but was still able to contribute across the board. He has been excellent since debuting for the Warriors and owners have to be thrilled with his rapid progression. His numbers are not going to be what they once were due simply to the fact he is playing with more talent that he has in his career.
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