Harrison Barnes’ beard didn’t look great, but his game sure did. The ex-Warrior and his teammates from Sacramento took advantage of a weakened Warriors roster and thoroughly controlled the game throughout.
The cycle of tanking is a never ending loop.
The Black Falcon has now had his revenge, and in doing so granted the Warriors a much needed additional loss before the return of Stephen Curry.
Barnes and De’Aaron Fox led the Kings attack, punching the Warriors in the face with a 33 point first quarter. Golden State didn’t have much to offer in the form of a counter punch, but Marquese Chriss got going a bit with a 21 point, 10 rebound double double.
Did Barnes and Andrew Wiggins take this game as a measuring contest? The two wings are now inexorably tied to a franchise-altering pathway. Wiggins, much like Barnes did before him, will somehow play a pivotal role one way or another as the Warriors hope for the best but willingly look outside the franchise to improve at the wing position if it makes sense.
February 26th 2020
This was a Warriors roster that looked every bit like it has earned the lowest offensive rating in the game.
Playing without floor general, Draymond Green (who is expected to return against the Lakers later this week) the Warriors went 1-17 from behind the arc in the 1st half, ending that game at 4 of 28 on threes.
The Sacramento Kings now take a 3-0 series sweep against the Warriors into the record books. They’ve got a fun team, and there’s always been something a little personal about this matchup. Maybe it has something to do with the proximity - seeing (and hearing) opposing fans all the time can be rough.
Rest easy, Warriors nation. Stephen Curry should return to us on Sunday to shepherd us back into the light.
And in the meantime, LET THE TANK ROLL ON!!
As usual, this is just a short thread to allow us a space to spread the Tankgratulations. Daniel Hardee will try and squeeze some more Gold Blooded joy out of the loss with a full recap for us all tomorrow.