You knew extra punishment was coming. It was just a matter of how severe it was.
Barnes will serve the suspension Friday against the Raptors.
With 8:25 left in the second quarter of the Clippers and Timberwolves game on Jan. 30, Barnes was fighting through a screen by Stiemsma and after an intial bump, Barnes took exception to something and decided to go for Stiemsma's throat.
After review, it was determined to be a Flagrant 2, for which Barnes was ejected.
This is actually Barnes second suspension of the season as he was suspended for the Clippers' opener after pleading "no contest" after resisting arrest in July on traffic violation charges.
Barnes, 32, has emerged as a strong bench weapon for the Clippers this season, averaging 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds.