DeAndre Jordan wrapped Matt Barnes in a bear hug. Chris Paul held up his phone so that his son could briefly chat with Barnes on FaceTime.
But there was something about their former teammate on Saturday that the Clippers didn’t miss: more controversy.
Barnes said he did not try to enter the Milwaukee Bucks locker room to go after John Henson on Thursday after Henson had blocked his shot and taunted him in the final seconds of a victory over Barnes’ Memphis Grizzlies.
Video footage showed Barnes running off the court and into a tunnel in the same direction as Henson, but Barnes said he was led astray by a worker at the arena.