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WATCH: Pelicans rookie Hield lands low blow on Kings' Cousins

Posted at 11:56 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 14:56:34-05

Ouch.

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Buddy Hield was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and ejected in the second quarter after striking Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins in the groin area as he tried to screen Hield.

"It was nothing intentional. I'm pretty sure if it was intentional, knowing DeMarcus' personality, he would have come after me and made a big fuss about it," said Hield, who had five points in 14 minutes. "But DeMarcus sold it enough that the refs looked over to review it."

From the looks of the replay, Cousins didn't appear to be selling anything.