Shoe business: NBA lifts Cousins' technical foul - Basketball

Steve Kerr James Harden Rockets Warriors

Steve Kerr James Harden Rockets Warriors

The Golden State Warriors look pretty on offense in most games, but the Charlotte Hornets didn't do much to impede them Monday.

Cousin was hit with a "T" with 4 minutes and 51 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, after he picked up Jeremy Lamb's shoe, which was lying near the free throw line, and tossed it into the crowd.

Cousins, who missed nearly a year of play after tearing his left Achilles last season, could not believe the call and went over to Forte a couple times to plead his case. Someone at the National Basketball Association office must've heard, and agreed with the big man's argument. "I'll leave it out there next time. I don't think it's a really serious injury, but we'll have an update [Sunday] I guess", said Kerr.

Sadly, Cousins isn't the player he once was.

Iguodala, on the other hand, had eight points, two rebounds, and four assists in 28 minutes.

Durant had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors, who have not lost back-to-back games since December 27. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was unsure if throwing a shoe warranted an automatic technical, but agreed Cousins made the correct decision.

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Cousins said the expiation he got was simple: "Basically, you can't throw a shoe".

Since returning to the court, the four-time NBA All-Star has averaged 14.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

Cousins' teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both felt the star center played more aggressively Monday while explaining that the Warriors haven't done anything differently to make him more comfortable. I'm not going to get fired up like a year ago. BIG ON ASSISTS The Warriors passing was outstanding at times and they finished with 35 assists.

The Warriors took a 1 ½-game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the race for the best record in the Western Conference.

Cousins notched his third straight double-double with 13 points and a season-best 14 rebounds, while Klay Thompson had 20 points and six assists.

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