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Old 12-25-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default DeMarcus Cousins back after suspension

The Kings announced Monday that center DeMarcus Cousins has been reinstated after being suspended "indefinitely" Saturday for "unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team."

The banishment lasted one game for their leading scorer, rebounder and drama maker.

Cousins was reinstated Monday morning in time for the team's practice. The Kings had suspended Cousins on Saturday morning after he met with basketball president Geoff Petrie and coach Keith Smart following an argument the center had with Smart during a road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Cousins apparently was so profane and personal in his verbal confrontation with Smart in front of teammates during halftime that Smart benched Cousins and left him in the locker room for the second half of the defeat at Staples Center.

-- Sacramento Bee
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