Posted December 23, 2013

Clippers forward Matt Barnes fined $25,000 for failing to leave court after ejection

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Matt Barnes is returning to the Clippers on a three-year pact. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Matt Barnes is averaging six points and three rebounds in 19 minutes per game. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection, the league announced.

Barnes was ejected with 56 seconds left in the third quarter of a 120-116 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. 

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was driving to the basket and Barnes fouled him hard. The officials upgraded the foul from a flagrant 1 to a flagrant 2 and ejected him.

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“They wouldn’t give me an explanation,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. “First of all, it wasn’t a flagrant 2. I didn’t think it was a flagrant 1. He got mostly ball and he swung at it. My only problem with the way that was done, Blake’s should have been looked at.”


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