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DeMarcus Cousins shines in his first game back from injury

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

After a grueling road to recovery, former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins made his triumphant return to the NBA floor last night.

Following his torn Achilles suffered on January 27, 2018, Cousins suited up for his new Golden State Warriors team for the very first time, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in just 15 minutes.

Boogie got things started with an emphatic slam down the middle of the lane, followed by a few inside baskets and a three-of-four shooting performance from three.

Here are the highlights:

After the game, Golden State superstars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson interrupted Cousins’ on-floor postgame interview with ESPN by drenching the former Wildcat with water:

During his postgame press conference, Cousins said he “felt like a kid on Christmas” in his season debut.

In all honesty, he was just happy he could dunk again:

Before the game, Cousins released another part of his Showtime series (NSFW), documenting his return to the floor and how difficult the journey was to get there:

Welcome back, Boogie!


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for DeMarcus Cousins shines in his first game back from injury

  1. henderblue
    10:21 am January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Good for Cuz. It’s obvious his teammates like him. If the chemistry blossoms once he starts getting regular minutes, they are going to be very tough. It’s almost unfair to the rest of the league

    • runningunnin.454
      10:26 am January 19, 2019 Permalink

      He only played 15 min because he fouled out; probably some issues with lateral quickness. But, a triumphant return, and he takes the Warriors to a whole different level…match up nightmare.

    • bigbluebanana
      12:54 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      He was only going to play 12-16 minutes anyway, Kerr states that before the game. A couple of those fouls he got called for were incredibly ticky -tacky

  2. ClutchCargo
    10:47 am January 19, 2019 Permalink

    If he can get back to 100%, I would love to see him in a Celtics uniform.

    • J-Dub421
      12:01 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      I really want him to go to the Wizards and reunite with John Wall.

    • RealCatsFan
      12:24 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      J-Dub, that would be good for Wall, especially in light of the rumors that he may not be playing that much longer.

  3. rlburd2
    10:51 am January 19, 2019 Permalink

    6 fouls in 15 is impressive lol. I love it