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With 3:25 left in the first half of Dallas Mavericks’ 119-96 blowout win over the Sacramento Kings, Mavs guard OJ Mayo appeared to be the recipient of a closed-fist punch to the groin from DeMarcus Cousins. The two exchanged words and were both handed the standard NBA cop-out double-technical foul. When asked about the altercation after the game, Mayo summed up exactly how everyone in NBA circles feels about the inconsistent and frustrating young Kings center:
“Man, that guy has mental issues. He’s a talented player. He has an opportunity to be the face of the organization, but I don’t think he wants it.”
“Big maturity problem. Hopefully he’ll grow out of it and become great. He definitely has the talent.”
Mayo would know a thing or two about “mental issues” and maturity, dating back to his days as a prep phenom. But it appears he’s turned a corner under head coach Rick Carlisle, and found his place in the NBA. And who knows if he meant “mental issues” in a Paul-Rudd-in-Anchorman
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Commenting on an incident during the Kings-Mavericks game when DeMarcus Cousins hit him in the groin, O.J. Mayo said, "Man, that guy has mental issues."
You can't go too long without hearing another complaint about Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins. The latest one comes courtesy of Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo who called out Cousins for punching him in the groin during their game on Monday. The incident was caught on tape and confirmed.Just minutes later, the two were called for a double-technical foul after mixing...
Mayo's entire career has been turned around by his moving to Dallas
Drafted third overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded on draft night to Memphis out of USC, O.J. Mayo's future career in the NBA seemed to be headed in a direction like that of other shooting guards with a similar skill set to his, such as Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, or...
DeMarcus Cousins delivers what he says was an inadvertent low blow to O.J. Mayo during Monday nights Mavs vs. Kings matchup. Mayo disagreed with Cousins accidental approach and called him an immature player with mental issues after the win:
Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for striking Dallas' O.J. Mayo in the groin area in the Kings' road loss Monday night.
Cousins sat out the Kings' game Wednesday night at Milwaukee.
''Obviously, you miss a tremendous piece to your team when you have been playing pretty decent of late,''...
Dallas Mavericks guard OJ Mayo was rumored to be a locker room headache when he was with the Grizzlies. So it seems rather fitting that he would have advice for Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins. During Monday night’s match up between the Mavs and Kings, Mayo was called for a technical after confronting Cousins because [...]
The Mavericks have won three straight games, which is all anybody seems to be talking about as they prepare to take on the Celtics on Wednesday. That streak would be a sign of a team on a roll, if not for the four losses in five games that preceded the current streak or the fact that they have the same number of three-game losing streaks — two — as three-game winning streaks...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for striking Dallas' O.J. Mayo in the groin area in the Kings' road loss Monday night.
Cousins will sit out the Kings' game Wednesday night at Milwaukee.
DALLAS (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks took control with 31-3 run in the first half to win their 17th straight regular-season home game against Sacramento with a 119-96 victory over the Kings on Monday night.
Chris Kaman, playing on a sprained left ankle he suffered last week, scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half for Dallas.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for hitting Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo in the groin, the NBA announced Wednesday. The incident occurred in the second quarter of Sacramento's 119-96 loss to the Mavericks on Monday. Cousins served his suspension Wednesday when the Kings played the Milwaukee Bucks. "In slow motion...
OJ Mayo and James Harden maintain a friendly rivalry that dates back to high school. On Saturday night, they had their most exciting duel to date. As Mayo’s Mavericks edged Harden’s Rockets in a narrow 116-109 victory, the two sixth-men-turned-starters combined for 79 points — 52 of which came in the first 24 minutes, and 19 of which came in the last 12 minutes. Unfortunately...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Hold the Mayo
There were two players that were seeing a major increase in role entering this season and a chance to really find their way in the NBA.
James Harden went from the best player off the bench for the Thunder to the lead player for a young Rockets team with Playoff dreams...
Tip: 8PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN, ESPN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Joe Crawford, Derrick Collins and Mark Lindsay
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At Home: 7-4
On Road: 4-7
Streak: Won 1
Streak: Won 3
Buckets: Pierce (19.2 ppg)
Buckets: OJ Mayo (20.8 ppg)