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James Harden’s mom says Matt Barnes apologized for his Game 2 trash talk



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After the Rockets’ Wednesday night victory over the Clippers in Game 2 of their second-round series, word got out that Clippers forward Matt Barnes said something not very nice to James Harden’s mother during the game.

Now, Harden’s mom confirmed the story and adds that Barnes apologized to her. She didn’t reveal what exactly Barnes said to her, but clearly it was bad enough that Barnes felt the need to apologize for it.

From TMZ:

Monja Willis wouldn’t tell us exactly what Barnes said to her at the Toyota Center in Houston during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals ... saying, “We’ll leave that on the court.”

What we do know ... Matt’s comment really pissed off one of Monja’s other sons -- who was sitting next to her during the game and heard it ... and confronted Barnes after the final buzzer.

Willis tells us ... “My older son walked over to him and told him to apologize ... and he did.”

Monja says, “What he told me was that he would never want to disrespect anyone’s mother because his mother passed from cancer ... and that he was sorry.”

“I accept his apology.”

If she’s happy with the apology, everyone else can be too. Game 3 on Friday should have plenty of drama.