How did Zach Randolph and DeMarcus Cousins not get into a fight during the Grizzlies/Kings game last night?
At the beginning of the third quarter, the two big men got into it after Randolph scored a layup while Cousins was guarding him. Then, they got into it again after Cousins took free throws when Randolph was whistled for a technical foul. And finally, they got into it for a third time (within a matter of less than a minute!) after Randolph hit Cousins with not one, but two vicious elbows to the face while trying to make a post-up move.
Cousins remained surprisingly calm after nearly getting his block knocked off. But he clearly wasn't happy about Memphis' physical style of play.
"Coming in against Memphis, you know it's going to be a physical game," he said following the contest. "How can I say this and keep my money? You know how it goes, so yeah."
Watch Randolph and Cousins go at it in the clip above. You surprised they didn't throw down?
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[via Pro Basketball Talk]