Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to sit out vs Spurs with sprained ankle, bruised hip

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SACRAMENTO, California — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is sitting out against the San Antonio Spurs because of a sprained left ankle and bruised left hip.

The Kings said Cousins will be held out of Friday night's game with the injuries. Cousins limped to half court and fell down after turning his ankle in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's win over Memphis. He stayed in the game and showed no effects of the injury.

Sacramento has struggled mightily without its franchise big man. The Kings are 2-10 this season when Cousins sits out.

In addition, the Kings will be without point guard Darren Collison for the eighth straight game. Collison is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair a "core muscle injury" and will be re-evaluated in three to six weeks.

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