Will Barnes and Terry’s hate again spill over in Lakers-Mavericks series?
On Saturday, his wish granted, Barnes insisted that the incident, which occurred with the Lakers well on their way to a 110-82 rout of Dallas, wouldn’t have any carryover.
"I’m not trying to go out there and get in trouble and get technical fouls and hurt my team in any way," Barnes said. "This is the playoffs, you know? It’s going to be a heated battle for the simple fact that we’re both fighting to get to the next round. We’re not worried about anything that happened in the past."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Boys will be boys, especially when they’re in a tough best-of-seven playoff series.
Matt Barnes and Jason Terry will have extra juice when their Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday in the Western Conference semi-finals.
After all, Barnes and Terry got into it a few weeks back. Both were ejected for their part in a shoving match sparked by Terry clubbing Laker Steve Blake on a drive to the basket.
Cooler heads did not prevail following the game. Terry went on-radio calling Barnes a career journeyman, who was was softer than the softest toilet paper. Barnes responded by saying he hoped to see Terry in the playoffs.
He’ll get his wish tomorrow night.
These two do have history. In 2007, Barnes was a key figure for the Golden State Warriors, the eighth seed, beating Terry’s Mavericks, the one seed, in a historic playoff upset.
This storyline is worth following. Watch Barnes and Terry lose their cool and get at us with thoughts on what will happen in the upcoming Lakers-Mavericks series.