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Barnes suspended for Clippers' opener

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Matt Barnes will miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ season opener on Wednesday night while serving a one-game suspension issued by the NBA after he pleaded no contest last month to a misdemeanor for resisting, delaying or obstructing a police officer.

He was arrested in Manhattan Beach in July on suspicion of threatening a public official, which is a felony. The 32-year-old forward was arrested after an officer who was aware he had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor traffic violation approached him on foot.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office chose to file a misdemeanor and it agreed to a deal on the lesser charge.

Barnes signed with the Clippers during the offseason after playing the last two seasons with the Lakers.

The Clippers host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. Pre-game starts at 7pm with the tip off at 7:30 right here on KFWB News Talk 980.

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