Matt Barnes Gets a Flagrant One for Tossing James Harden to the Ground (Video)

Matt Barnes

Amid a fairly high-stakes Western Conference game (aren’t they all high stakes?), Matt Barnes of the Clippers got a little ugly with the Rockets’ James Harden¬†while defending Harden’s drive to the hoop. Matt Barnes not only wrapped up the Rockets guard, but wrestled him to the ground.

Unsurprisingly, it was spotted by the refs. A foul this egregious was spotted by just about everyone. Barnes was assessed a flagrant one, which is the less severe of the flagrant fouls. A player can normally get two flagrant ones before getting the boot, so Barnes remained in the game.

Here’s a clip of the takedown:

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