Mitch Kupchak

Pelicans’ Davis scores All-Star-record 52 points, and host team gets Cousins in trade

Pelicans’ Davis scores All-Star-record 52 points, and host team gets Cousins in trade

DeMarcus Cousins played only 2 minutes and 27 seconds in the NBA All-Star game Sunday night, but still he looked weary as he addressed reporters following the game. 

That’s because even as he jumped up and down, pumping his right fist in the air to celebrate Kevin Durant’s alley-oop lob to Russell Westbrook, rumors were swirling about trade talks and Cousins’ future.

Later, as he finished his postgame news conference, Cousins clapped a fist into his other hand and offered a wry smile. 

“Never a break, man!” he said. 

The Western Conference All-Stars beat the Eastern Conference, 192-182, at Smoothie King Center, with New Orleans Pelicans center...

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