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Memphis Grizzlies F Matt Barnes suspended one game

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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, right, yells at Matt Barnes, left. UPI/Lori Shepler
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, right, yells at Matt Barnes, left. UPI/Lori Shepler | License Photo

The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes one game for attempting to enter the Milwaukee Bucks' locker room and verbally challenging Bucks forward John Henson after both players were ejected from Thursday's game.

Also, Bucks guard Greivis Vasquez was fined $15,000 for following Henson to the locker room, and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and center Greg Monroe were each fined $10,000 for their involvement in the incident at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

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With 5.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Henson blocked Barnes' shot and then taunted Barnes. Henson was assessed two technical fouls and ejected. Barnes was given a technical and ejected as he continued yelling obscenities at Henson.

Milwaukee went on to win the game 96-86.

Barnes will serve his suspension Saturday night against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.

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