Matt Barnes said he is “frustrated” that, although his flagrant-two foul was downgraded to a flagrant one, he was still fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for not leaving the court in a timely manner.
Officials looked at the tape at halfcourt and ruled that Barnes would be called for a flagrant two and would be ejected from the game.
“It wasn’t a surprise,” Barnes said of his ejection. “Marc Davis told Kevin Love, ‘Don’t worry. We’re going to throw him out.’ So I kind of knew what his mind-set was.
“It’s definitely a double standard here. But all I can do is play.”