DeMarcus Cousins Almost Punched Jonas Valanciunas During the FIBA World Cup [Video]

An elbow to the throat almost caused an ugly scene during the semifinal game between the United States and Lithuania at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Jonas Valanciunas gave DeMarcus Cousins an elbow to the throat while boxing out. Boogie reacted and *almost* punched Valanciunas in the back of the head. Cousins got a technical.

Thankfully, things promptly settled down. Amazingly, this can be considered restraint and a sign of maturity on the part of Boogie Cousins. A year ago, he might have thrown a punch.


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