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Heat’s Mario Chalmers says Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins flopped

Dec 27, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after being fouled by Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Miami Heat 108-103 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday night, the Sacramento  Kings upset the Miami Heat 108-103 in overtime.

The Heat rested guards Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen and were without big man Chris Anderson because of a sore back. That meant it was up to veteran point guard Mario Chalmers to pick up the slack. Chalmers didn’t shoot the ball particularly well (he was four-of-10 from the field and just one-of-seven form beyond the arc), but he did finish with a couple of highlight-worthy plays and finished with 11 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals.

With just 1:19 to play, Chalmers was whistled for a flagrant foul on Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins.

At the time, the Heat had a four-point lead. Cousins made both free throws and Rudy Gay hit a 14-footer to send the game to overtime.

Afterwards, Chalmers was not happy.

“I went for a box out and he flopped,” Chalmers told Joseph Goodman of The Miami Herald. “He went flying. That’s exactly what happened. He flopped.”

Cousins finished with 27 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Topics: DeMarcus Cousins, Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings

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