NBA wrap: DeMarcus Cousins scores 14 points in Warriors debut

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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins looked pretty darn healthy in the Warriors’ 112-94 win over the Clippers.

After nearly missing an entire year after suffering a torn Achilles last season, Cousins made his first appearance with Golden State on Friday and scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

And from the beginning, he looked back in his element. For his first points with the Warriors, he threw down a monstrous dunk.

He even got into an argument with the referees within minutes of being on the court. He also found a way to foul out in just 15 minutes of play.

Boogie is back.

Studs of the Night

Kyrie Irving had 38 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in the Celtics 122-116 win over the Grizzlies.

Nets guard D’Angelo Russell had 40 points and went 8-for-12 shooting from 3-point range with seven assists in Brooklyn’s 117-115 win over Orlando.

Blake Griffin had 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the Pistons’ 98-93 win over the Heat.

Trail Blazers forward Jake Layman went off in the second quarter scoring 18 points in the span of 4 1/2 minutes. He finished the game with 20 in Portland’s 128-112 win over the Pelicans.

Dud of the Night

Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood never really got anything going in Cleveland’s 115-99 loss to Utah. He was 1-for-6 shooting with four points in 17 minutes.

Highlight

Taj Gibson made a fabulous pass in the paint to Derrick Rose. The former MVP then made a nifty reverse layup to finish the play.

Minnesota fell to the Spurs though 116-113.

What’s Next

Lakers (25-21) at Rockets (25-19), 8:30 p.m. ET — James Harden is absolutely on fire. He has scored at least 30 points in 18 straight games and 50 in each of his last two. And, the Lakers are playing really well without LeBron James. Los Angeles has won five of its last six games without James.