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Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings suspended center DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely for unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team on Saturday.

The move comes one day after Cousins and Kings coach Keith Smart exchanged words in the locker room during halftime of Sacramento's 97-85 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. Smart decided to bench Cousins for the entire second half and ordered him to remain in the locker room.

Cousins was suspended one game earlier this month by the NBA for striking Dallas guard O.J. Mayo in the groin. Back in early November, Cousins was suspended two games without pay for confronting Spurs announcer Sean Elliott in a "hostile manner."

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