Posted Apr 15, 2013 8:06 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The NBA has rescinded one of Demarcus Cousins' technical fouls, allowing Sacramento's leading scorer to play Monday night at Oklahoma City instead of serving an automatic one-game suspension.
Cousins had picked up his 16th technical foul of the season Sunday night at Houston. Normally, a player with 16 technical fouls in a season is suspended for the next game.
Coach Keith Smart says he got a call from NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson to inform him that Cousins would be eligible to play.
Cousins also was in jeopardy of being suspended for a game at Oklahoma City last April before having a technical foul rescinded by the league.
The Thunder were holding out starting center Kendrick Perkins (hamstring), sixth man Kevin Martin (back) and reserve Derek Fisher (foot) because of injuries.
|All-Access: USA Basketball Men's Team in Chicago|
As the team hit Chicago players seized the opportunity to keep the USA team as strong as ever -- and Derrick Rose made his return to the court in front of his hometown crowd.
|GameTime: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge|
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Kevin Durant and Shaquille O'Neal are the latest members of the NBA family to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS.
|GameTime: Dick Bavetta Retiring|
Legendary NBA referee Dick Bavetta retires after 39-years of service in the league.
|GameTime: New Day in L.A.|
NBA TV's Brent Barry sat down with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin on Clippers Rally day.
|GameTime: Team USA|
Rick Fox and Vince Cellini talk about the latest news surrounding team USA.