Basketball: Automatic suspension looms for Cousins after he receives 16th technical foul

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins is facing an automatic suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season.
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins is facing an automatic suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Reuters - Sacramento Kings power forward DeMarcus Cousins is facing suspension after receiving his 16th technical foul of the season on Monday against the Chicago Bulls.

Cousins tallied a pair of technical fouls during the 107-112 loss to the Bulls, taking him over the league limit.

According to league rules, an accumulation of 16 technical fouls is an automatic one-game suspension.

Cousins received his first "T" of the night when he pushed aside a Bulls assistant coach during a scrum at the end of the third quarter, then was ejected with a second remaining in the game after arguing that he was fouled on a shot attempt.

If the technicals are upheld by NBA review, Cousins will be banned from Sacramento's next game, against Boston.

Cousins, who will be making his third All Star appearance later this month, finished the night with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.