Matt Barnes suspended by NBA

Matt Barnes suspended by NBA

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The NBA has suspended Grizzlies' forward Matt Barnes.

The NBA cited Barnes 'attempted to enter the Milwaukee Bucks' locker room and verbally challenged Milwaukee forward John Henson.

Both players were suspended during Thursday's game.

Barnes will miss one game without pay.

Barnes denied going to the locker room to confront Henson.

"I got led into the wrong room," Barnes said. "Once I realized I was in the wrong room, I left and went into my locker room. Everything I do is magnified. I talked to Lee yesterday. It's behind us and I'll be playing tonight."

Head Coach Dave Joerger also defended his player, saying he was passionate and wanted to win.

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