Kings’ Harrison Barnes sinks game-winner in wild ending vs. Cavs
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes just nailed perhaps the craziest game-winner of the 2020-21 NBA campaign so far against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden 1 Center on Saturday. It didn’t look good for the Kings late, as they had no timeouts left and were down by one point with 1.6 left in regulation.
The Kings were forced to throw a desperation half-court pass just to get a good look in their final possession. Barnes, however, looked like an NFL wide receiver and made one hell of a catch near the right baseline. With just enough time to gather his step and hoist a shot, Barnes cashed in a ridiculous fadeaway 3-pointer to steal the win in the last minute.
Check out perhaps the best play in Barnes’ basketball career.
HARRISON BARNES WINS IT OFF THE FULL-COURT PASS 😱
CRAZY GAME-WINNER. pic.twitter.com/CMQaOv0iNv
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 28, 2021
Harrison Barnes wasn’t exactly the Kings’ go-to guy in this game but still bailed out his team when they needed him the most. The 28-year-old scorer finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes. Barnes only made one 3-pointer the entire game and it turned out to be the most important one.
Barnes, of course, was one of the names expected to be dealt in the trade deadline. Several rumors had him going to the Boston Celtics, but found himself still in a Kings jersey as the deadline passed. Looks like the Kings made the right choice of keeping him around.