Not long after Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins received a technical foul for scuffling with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Markieff Morris, Cousins was ejected from the contest for striking the Lakers’ LeBron James in the head.
Boogie gets ejected after a hard foul on LeBron. pic.twitter.com/nZ1VzqdoQj
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James’ attempted drive to the basket was interrupted by Cousins’ sweeping effort to presumably block the shot of James, an effort that was wildly off target.
After going to the line, James split his two free throws, then knocked down a 3-pointer after the Lakers were given the ball to make it 29-23 early in the second quarter.
The Cousins-Morris dustup took place with just over two minutes left in the first quarter.