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A bizarre chain of events left a fan ejected from the Garden with an ice pack and Vince Carter scratching his head over a unique experience in his long career. In the fourth quarter of Memphis’ 91-85 victory over the Knicks Friday night, Carter’s momentum following a drive carried him along the baseline and toward the tunnel, where a fan was standing in front of his seat. Carter appeared to make contact with the fan, who grabbed his face and fell sprawled out into his seat while holding his eye.
Peace prevailed between the two Friday but Barnes now is 3-0 against Fisher — two Memphis victories and triumphant in the brawl. “I get booed everywhere,’’ Barnes said. “I don’t mind it I enjoy. It means you’re doing something. They don’t boo you if you’re not doing anything. They’re booing if you’re doing something right which is what an away crowd is supposed to do. It’s what they’re here to do and they do a good job if it.’’