Kings star Cousins suspended one game for hitting Horford

The Kings will not have DeMarcus Cousins when they take on the Heat on Thursday.

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NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings star forward DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game for hitting Atlanta’s Al Horford in the head with a forearm.

Cousins will miss Thursday night’s game at Miami.

The NBA announced the penalty a day after Cousins and Horford tangled late in the first quarter at Atlanta. The 25-year-old Cousins has often been suspended for his conduct on and off the court.


The 6-foot-11 Cousins has averaged 27.5 points and 11 rebounds this season in eight games for the Kings. He has missed four games because of a strained right Achilles.

Cousins made the All-Star team last season.