DeMarcus Cousins’ MRI comes back negative, out for Monday’s game

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Golden State Warriors All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered an ankle injury in the second half of the team’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night.

Initial indications were that Cousins simply rolled his ankle. Though, with an Achilles injury in his recent past, there was some concern.

That’s now been alleviated. MRI results on Cousins’ injured ankle came back negative.

He’ll miss Monday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but it doesn’t figure to be a long-term injury.

Cousins, 28, has been tremendous since making his Warriors debut back on January 18 — averaging 15.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

He’s been even better recently. The All-Star is averaging 18.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 blocks over the past eight games.