Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Matt Barnes spent two years with the Lakers before leaving for the Clippers. The Clippers (23-6) are currently riding a 15-game win streak and Barnes is averaging 11 points a game on 50.2 shooting from the field. According to an NBA executive, one of the main reasons the Clippers have won so many in a row is "Matt Barnes is playing out of his mind." When told of the comments, Barnes' response included a slam of ex-Lakers coach, Mike Brown. "I've been working hard these past few summers. Last year, playing with the Lakers, I was told when I could shoot. If I made mistakes, I'd come out of the game," said Barnes. "This year Coach Vinny Del Negro has installed a lot of trust in me. He lets me go out there and play my game. If I mess up, he still sticks with me and that goes a long way with any player." Barnes' year with Phil Jackson was a disappointment when he simply wasn't healthy for the postseason. Last year the forward played 63 games, in the lockout-shortened 66-game regular...
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