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Matt Barnes suspended 1 game

Updated: February 1, 2013, 3:54 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been suspended one game without pay for striking the neck of Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game, the NBA announced Friday.

Barnes was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected with 8:26 remaining in the quarter. Stiemsma gave Barnes, who was defending J.J. Barea, a high screen and Barnes responded by pushing Stiemsma once, following up by grabbing his neck and ...

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