DeMarcus Cousins brushes off security guard matter, lifts Kings

NEW YORK -- DeMarcus Cousins delivered a monster 24-point, 20-rebound game against the New York Knicks but might've drawn more attention on the internet for a brief encounter with a security guard who bumped into him.

Right before halftime of the Sacramento Kings' 86-80 win over the Knicks on Sunday, Cousins and teammate Rajon Rondo were talking to officials when a Madison Square Garden security guard walked into Cousins and put his hand on Cousins' back.

Cousins, who appeared surprised and slightly annoyed, brushed the guard off with his left arm. The security guard then walked in a different direction. Video of the incident quickly went viral.

"Actually, I think he was trying to remove me from talking to some refs," Cousins said after the game. "So he kind of put his hand on my back and tried to move me forward. It's not really that big of an issue."

The Knicks could not contain Cousins, who made 11 of 23 shots, dished four assists and blocked two shots in his second 20-20 game of the season.