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Report: Rockets told on Matt Barnes to NBA

Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets - Game One

HOUSTON, TEXAS : Matt Barnes #22 of the Los Angeles Clippers gives high fives to his teammates prior to the game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center During the Second Round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant /NBAE via Getty Images)

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Matt Barnes talked trash to James Harden’s mom.

Barnes apologized, but that didn’t stop the Rockets from going to the NBA – about both games in Houston.

Calvin Watkins of ESPN:

A source told ESPN that the Rockets informed the NBA about Barnes’ verbal exchanges with fans in both games of the series.

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Barnes was fined $25,000 in December for swearing at Washington fans and another $25,000 in January for doing the same to Phoenix fans (not Suns owner Robert Sarver, according to the league).

I’m sure the NBA will look into this, and I doubt Barnes gets the benefit of the doubt. Watch for another $25,000 fine, or maybe more due to his repeat-offender status.