Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes has been suspended for one game without pay for an altercation with Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma, the NBA announced Friday afternoon.
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Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) February 01, 2013
The incident occurred midway through the second quarter of Thursday’s Clippers-Timberwolves game. Playing defense, Barnes ran into a screen set by Stiemsma at the top of the three point line. Stiemsma added a little shove to the face of Barnes, who responded in kind. the NBA has video of the incident here.
The Clippers would go on to win the game 96-90.