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DeMarcus Cousins ejected in third quarter, confronts official

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Cousins loses it after foul call (1:05)

DeMarcus Cousins is called for his fifth foul of the game and does not agree with it at all. He then receives a technical foul and an ejection from the game after he charged at the referee in which he had to be held back by Rudy Gay. (1:05)

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac said Monday night that he expects DeMarcus Cousins to be suspended by the league after his latest outburst at referees.

Cousins was in foul trouble early and often Monday night against the Golden State Warriors, getting whistled three times in the first quarter.

After sitting out most of the first half with foul trouble, Cousins was upset when he was called for his fifth foul in the third quarter. Monty McCutchen then called Cousins for a technical, setting him off on a tirade that led to another technical called by Mitchell Ervin and an ejection. Cousins had to be restrained by teammates before being escorted off the court.

Cousins was not available to the media after the game, a 122-103 win by Golden State, which went on a 15-0 run after the technicals to pull away.

Divac said he spoke with Cousins after the game.

"He said he understands what he did, but he didn't do anything wrong in my opinion," Divac said, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Kings coach George Karl also didn't think Cousins' play merited whistles.

"It just seemed to me there were cute, soft fouls called on DeMarcus and he got his fifth and he lost his cool," Karl said.

According to Stats & Information, Cousins has been ejected 10 times, assessed 77 technical fouls and issued six suspensions (five by league/one by team). The 10 ejections and 77 techs are most in the league since Cousins' rookie season in 2010. The only other player to be suspended at least six times in that span is current Kings teammate Rajon Rondo (five league/one team).

The Kings, losers of two straight, host the two-win Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.