Cousins helped off court after Achilles injury

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New Orleans Pelicans star forward DeMarcus Cousins was helped off the court in obvious pain with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter on Friday.

Cousins, who already had a triple-double (15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists) before the injury, could be facing a lengthy absence after hurting his Achilles.

The Pelicans held on to beat the Rockets 115-113 at home, handing Houston their first loss this season when James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela were all in the starting lineup (19-1).

While New Orleans will take the win, all eyes will be on the training room as the extent of Cousins' leg injury is assessed.