The Lakers erased a 19-point deficit to get a 101-91 win over the Kings on Thursday, and when it was over, DeMarcus Cousins had some words for Julius Randle, who spent a good portion of the night playing physical with Sacramento’s temperamental star.
So what was it all about?
"Just some friendly UK love," Cousins said afterward. "It’s pretty sad when opposing teams let it be known what their game plan is, which is to be physical, hit me and whatever the case may be. And they kind of get away with it.
"I’ve got to learn how to play through it, keep my frustrations in order and just … that’s it. Play through it."
Cousins finished with a game-high 28 points, but shot just 10-for-25 from the field. If Kings fans are looking for a positive here, it’s that Cousins didn’t let the physicality affect him, at least not outwardly. He escaped the game without picking up what would have been his third technical foul of the young season.