Harrison Barnes Muscles in Game-Winner vs Phoenix (VIDEO)

by April 03, 2015
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Unable to find Stephen Curry with the game on the line Thursday night, Andre Iguodala fed Harrison Barnes who fought his way into the lane for a tough game-winner against the visiting Suns.

Phoenix suffered their latest heartbreaker 107-106, as Golden State continues to roll along.

The Dubs admitted that they were largely outplayed throughout the game, but Barnes was there in the end to bail them out.

Per the SF Chronicle:

“It gets the blood going,” said Barnes, who made only 2 of 8 shots. “Obviously, it feels good to make that shot. I messed up twice defensively down there, so I’m glad we got a win.”

 

The Warriors uncharacteristically messed up a lot on defense, experimenting with a variety of lineups, playing five reserves at least 15½ minutes apiece and facing a desperate Suns squad. The Warriors allowed Phoenix to climb back from a 14-point deficit to take the lead 89-88 on T.J. Warren’s three-point play with 5:33 remaining.

 

“They outplayed us, they were the more physical team, we made some careless turnovers, and I thought they probably deserved to win,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “But some of the things I love about our team are that we’re competitive and we have guys who are fearless down the stretch. They’ll take and make a lot of big shots.” […] “Anybody’s number who is called in that opportunity has to be ready and have the confidence to take it,” Curry said. “Whether he makes it or misses, you like the aggression he had to the basket. He made a big play, and I’m sure that will boost his confidence as we keep going.”