Matt Barnes and John Henson got into it at the end of the Grizzlies-Bucks game in Milwaukee on Thursday, Barnes following Henson into the locker room after Henson was ejected with five seconds remaining in the game.
With the Bucks about to close out the win, Henson went up and emphatically blocked a Barnes layup, flexing and taunting in his opponent’s face immediately afterward and receiving a shove back. The Milwaukee big man appeared to be doing much of the instigating.
Henson, still juiced about his accomplishment, was sent to the tunnel first, and Barnes was subbed out after discussing things fairly calmly with referees. Then Barnes headed into the tunnel, out-jogging security as head coach Dave Joerger beckoned team personnel to catch up to him. It’s unclear what happened next.
Here’s the block itself:
Here’s Barnes heading into the locker room:
And below is the full sequence, for the complete context.
The Bucks won, 96–86.
Barnes could be subject to a longer suspension as a repeat offender following his suspension earlier this season for an off-court altercation with former Knicks coach Derek Fisher. He has been suspended or fined 12 total times dating to 2008.
- Jeremy Woo