Harrison Barnes scored a career-best 34 points Sunday night, in a 86-75 overtime win against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.

Barnes was clutch the down the stretch, helping the Mavs to force the extra session.

Dallas (1-5) never trailed in OT.

Per the AP:

Barnes, who left Golden State to sign a $94 million, four-year contract with Dallas, has scored at least 30 points twice this season after hitting the mark only once in his four years with the Warriors.

 

“I think the biggest thing that Coach (Rick Carlisle) has told me is just look for my shot and be aggressive,” Barnes said. “My teammates have a lot of confidence in me and when I was able to get into a good rhythm, the basket got bigger and bigger.”

 

Dallas played without starters Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles soreness) and Deron Williams (left calf strain). […] Jabari Parker led Milwaukee with 16 points, only two after halftime. Greg Monroe had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who had won three straight.