The Golden State Warriors are moving on the NBA Finals, this after making quick work of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals: the Dubs completed their five-game demolition of Houston with a 104-90 victory Wednesday night.
Per the Contra Costa Times:
Harrison Barnes watched what Klay Thompson did two nights earlier when Stephen Curry went out with a head injury. […] “You take that stuff personal,” Barnes said.
For a team just a game removed from dealing with Curry’s head injury scare, it was a frightening moment. But thanks to Barnes taking over for the next 2 ½ minutes, the Warriors will have a week off for Thompson to recover before beginning the NBA Finals on June 4. […] “When he went down, I was just trying to fill in the pieces,” Barnes said.
Barnes immediately hit a pull-up jump shot to give the Warriors a 10-point lead at 80-70. He followed with a 3-pointer on the next possession. […] Then it was standout defense on Corey Brewer to force a miss and grab the rebound. For good measure, he drove and scored on a running hook shot. Finally, Barnes went to one of his signature moves. He soared through the lane to deliver a powerful dunk. In the first 2 minutes, 21 seconds after Thompson’s departure, Barnes delivered nine straight points and turned an eight-point advantage into an 87-72 lead with 7:10 left to play.