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NBA: LA Clippers' Barnes sorry for his conduct

995   //    15 Nov 2013, 18:15 IST

Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes apologized for being ejected in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Clippers scorer Blake Griffin and Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka got tangled up in the second quarter, which resulted in a conflict between the two teams. Barnes and Ibaka were ejected afterwards, and Griffin was given a technical foul Thursday.

“Not only on the court, but off … I was completely wrong for pushing Ibaka & then for what I tweeted following the altercation,” tweeted Barnes.

“I’ve been doing this for too long to let my emotions get the best of me … My poor choice of words & timing do not reflect who or what I am about … It was very selfish on my part to make this situation about me instead of my teammates that fought their hearts out & earned a big win against a tough okc team.”

The Clippers beat the Thunder 111-103 in that game