Technical rescinded, Kings’ Cousins to play

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will be allowed to play for

Sacramento against Oklahoma City on Tuesday night after the NBA

rescinded one of his technical fouls.

Cousins was set to serve a one-game suspension after picking up

his 13th technical of the season in a win at Charlotte on Sunday.

Instead, he was in Sacramento’s starting lineup.

Coach Keith Smart says he hopes the close call is a lesson to

Cousins that he has to leave himself a cushion and can’t afford to

pick up technical fouls throughout the season.

The Kings were without leading scorer Marcus Thornton for the

third straight game with a left quad contusion. Reserve Terrence

Williams was out sick.