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Barnes helps Warriors hold off Hawks 92-88

  • Atlanta Hawks' Louis Williams, right, drives against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND — Harrison Barnes ran for the rebound as soon as he saw Stephen Curry shoot from beyond the arc, corralling the ball in a crowd of defenders to give the Golden State Warriors a key possession in the final seconds.

The rookie's hustle highlighted his breakout performance and was the kind of play Golden State had struggled to make during a two-game skid.

Barnes also made a pair of critical free throws late to finish with 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Warriors held off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 92-88 on Wednesday night. Golden State outrebounded Atlanta 44-29 to overcome 23 turnovers.

"I was reluctant to go to the board on that one," said Barnes, drafted seventh overall out of North Carolina. "When he shoots, not too many times he misses. I definitely wanted to get in that mix, and I knew if he missed we had to get that rebound."

After blowing a lead in a double-overtime loss to Denver on Saturday, Golden State did just enough this time.


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