Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended two games without pay for confronting San Antonio Spurs announcer Sean Elliott in a hostile manner following Friday night's game, the league announced in a release Sunday.
Cousins will miss Sunday night's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles and Tuesday night's home game against the Blazers.
The incident had its roots in comments Elliott made about Cousins during the Spurs broadcast Friday.
Cousins did some trash talking to Tim Duncan, and Duncan responded by scoring on Cousins several times in the block.
Elliott decided to comment on the proceedings by saying, according to several media outlets, "That's why some humility is in order. You think you're dominating Tim Duncan, you get it stuffed right back in your face. Timmy doesn't like to talk trash. But if guys start talking mess to him, he's going to respond. All that trash talking was premature. I'm not about to let these guys off the hook. Young ballclubs...should learn from this. Don't start talking and flapping your gums against one of the greatest players ever. He's going to make you pay. Tell me who got the best of this exchange."
After hearing about the comments, Cousins came out of the locker room after the game and had words with Elliott after the postgame show was finished.
Cousins is averaging 17.3 points and 9.8 assists this season.