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WATCH: DeMarcus Cousins sends Wizards dunk attempt back

Michael Dixon
Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins may not be back to his best, but he can still block shots. Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant found that out the hard way on Thursday night.

Rather than pull up for an open jumper, Bryant decided to drive on Cousins. It was not a good decision.

For all of the success that they’ve had in recent years, the Warriors have often lacked a true rim protector.

But with Cousins making plays like this against other big men, that may no longer be the case.