Grizzlies Barnes suspended two games

 29 Dec 2015 - 8:34

Grizzlies Barnes suspended two games

Los Angeles: Memphis Grizzlies guard Matt Barnes was slapped with a two-game ban by the National Basketball Association on Monday for a physical altercation with New York Knicks' coach Derek Fisher earlier this year.

The league, which conducted its own probe of the incident, said Barnes had threatened Fisher in the October 3 altercation which took place at the Redondo Beach, California home of Barnes' estranged wife Gloria Govan.

Barnes' suspension will begin when the Grizzlies face the Miami Heat on Tuesday and he will also miss Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz.

Fisher had flown to Los Angeles on an off day of the Knicks' training camp and was visiting with Govan at her home.

The 35-year-old Barnes said at the time that he went to Govan's home to check on his 6-year-old twin sons. Barnes confronted Fisher and a physical altercation took place. Police were called but no one was charged.

Barnes and Fisher played together on the Los Angeles Lakers from 2010 to 2012.