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Clippers Matt Barnes fined $25,000, not for foul to Love but for not leaving court


We mentioned this when we brought you this ejection the first time — the foul didn’t seem that bad but if you’re ejected you can’t hang around and argue with the referees. The league frowns on this. And by “frowns” I mean “hates.”

The Clippers’ Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 for the incident above from Sunday night’s Los Angeles win over Minnesota. Barnes’ foul on Kevin Love was downgraded to a Flagrant 1 by the league — as it should have been. It was not that severe, there was a play on the ball. However, Barnes got the fine for “failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection.”

On the bright side for Barnes, at least he didn’t add to the fine with a twitter rant this time. Still, that’s $50,000 in checks to the league this year. That hurts.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.