Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins after dropping season-high vs. Rockets: ‘I don’t think anybody can stop me 1-on-1, period’
DeMarcus Cousins was unstoppable during a 106-104 Golden State Warriors road win over the Houston Rockets, and his post-game comments following a season-best 27 points against them reflected just that.
The big man has his best game yet, going a dominant 11-of-16 from the floor, doing most of his damage from the block instead of lurking around the 3-point line, staying true to his nature as a banger in the post.
DeMarcus Cosuins did a lot of his damage against Capela tonight. But he also punished the Rockets’ switching scheme a few times, twice with passes to a cutting guard skating by Capela. pic.twitter.com/IfVODWRNpc
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 14, 2019
Cousins was an equal-opportunity abuser, not only destroying starter Clint Capela but taking on smaller defenders like Kenneth Faried, PJ Tucker, Eric Gordon, and reigning MVP James Harden throughout the game.
“I don’t think anybody can stop me one-on-one period,” said Cousins, according to The Associated Press. “So you can put whoever you want on me honestly.”
When Boogie wasn’t punishing one-on-one coverage, he was dishing out pinpoint-precise dimes to his teammates, recording a season-high seven assists, all while tying his previous high of 32 minutes on the floor.
Much has been made about Cousins’ progress after being integrated into this All-Star-laden lineup, but the big man noted he’s not hoping to star with this regalia of talent, but rather do the task at hand.
“No I don’t,” said Cousins. “I play basketball. I don’t look for the drama or stories or anything like that. I just want to go play basketball.”
Cousins now has scored 20 or more points in four of his last seven games, a sign that his scoring ability is coming along nicely while his legs catch up to him through this last stretch of the season.