The Golden State Warriors will have their best big man back in the mix again tonight, as center DeMarcus Cousins has been cleared to play against the Indiana Pacers (10:30 ET, NBA League Pass).
DeMarcus Cousins has been cleared to play tonight vs. the Pacers.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) March 21, 2019
Warriors officially say DeMarcus Cousins will play tonight vs Pacers at Oracle Arena— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 21, 2019
Golden State is back at Oracle Arena after completing a four-game road trip in which Cousins played only one game. The Warriors went 3-1 on that trek, closing things out with a 117-107 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.
While Cousins was out, newly acquired center Andrew Bogut will started in his place, averaging 4.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Bogut made both his Warriors debut and his first start of the season last night, logging seven points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block in 19 minutes. Bogut spent four seasons with Golden State before rejoining the team as a free agent weeks ago.
Cousins is averaging 15.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 3.6 apg for the Warriors this season.