DeMarcus Cousins was ejected from the Sacramento Kings' loss on Monday at the Utah Jazz.

Cousins approached referees Scott Foster, Matt Boland and Tre Maddox at halfcourt at halftime.

Cousins said he wanted an explanation for the technical foul Maddox called on him in the second quarter.

"He was saying, 'Don't talk to me,' " Cousins said. "So my response was, 'You don't have to act like an effing female.' I shouldn't have said that. That's about it."

Cousins has an NBA-high 12 technical fouls and is four from an automatic one-game suspension.