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Watch DeMarcus Cousins in the NBA Africa Game 2017 on ESPN2




DeMarcus Cousins is taking part in the second NBA Africa Game right now in Johannesburg, South Africa on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. Cousins is representing both the New Orleans Pelicans and the United States for Team World, leading Team Africa 50-47 at halftime. Boogie has seven points, six rebounds, and two steals at the break.


Cousins is joined by Leandro Barbosa (Brazil), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics/U.S.), Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets/U.S.), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons/U.S.), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors/U.S.), C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers/U.S.), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks/Germany), Kristaps Porziņģis (New York Knicks/Latvia), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets/U.S.), and former Western Kentucky guard Courtney Lee (Knicks/U.S.) on Team World.


Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves/Senegal) leads Team Africa alongside Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic/DR Congo), Clint Capela (Houston Rockets/Angola/Congo), Serge Ibaka (Raptors/Congo), Luc Mbah a Moute (Rockets/Cameroon), Salah Mejri (Mavericks/Tunisia), Emmanuel Mudiay (Nuggets/DR Congo), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers/Nigeria), Thabo Sefolosha (Utah Jazz/South Africa), and Dennis Schröder (Atlanta Hawks/The Gambia). Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers/South Sudan) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers/Cameroon) will not play due to injury.


Team World won the inaugural NBA Africa Game 101-97 over Team Africa in 2015.


Article written by Connor Link