WATCH: DeMarcus Cousins ejected from game for spitting mouthguard before being allowed to return

"The guy died on the cross and was resurrected from the grave..."

DeMarcus Cousins

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In the heat of battle, there is always the fear that your emotions will get the better of you.

Last night, DeMarcus 'Boogie' Cousins produced an imperious performance as the Sacremento Kings hosted the Portland Timbers. The home side ran out five point winners and of course, Cousins was central to that.

However, after notching his 54th point of the game, Cousins allowed himself to get a little carried away with his celebration and it appeared that he had spit out his mouthguard at the bench of the opposing team.

Having already picked up one technical foul, Cousins was ejected from the game with the Kings in possession of a slender two-point lead.

Cousins, disgusted with the decision, sprinted off the court before the officials began conferring over the incident. The three decided to reinstate Cousins in the game to the delight of the home support, having reflected on footage of the incident.

"They're going to reverse the call," can be hear on over the commentary before they finished with: "The guy died on the cross and resurrected from the grave".