Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said he won't change the way he plays knowing that he's one technical foul from a one-game suspension.

Cousins picked up his 12th technical of the season in the Kings' win over the Utah Jazz last Friday.

NBA rules dictate that when a player reaches 13 technical fouls, he will be suspended for one game. Every two technical fouls thereafter result in another one-game suspension.

"Some of my technicals, just, I don't even understand," Cousins said before the Kings played the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. "I see some of those technicals other players get, and I compare them to mine and they're completely unfair."

Against the Jazz, Cousins drew a technical with 1:52 remaining in the third quarter following a play on which contact from a Jazz player caused Cousins to start bleeding under his eyebrow.

Cousins was tied Thursday for the most technical fouls in the league with Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

Kings coach Keith Smart said he will not advise Cousins to subdue his passionate, sometimes fiery play in order to avoid picking up No. 13.

"If it happens, it happens," Smart said. "He knows where he's at, and if it happens, he'll take a seat and watch."