Former North Carolina Tar Heel forward and current Golden State Warrior Harrison Barnes is living a career high already in just his rookie season.
He set multiple career highs in the regular season, he set a career high of twenty-six points in a game at the start of the playoffs, and did I mention he made the playoffs in his first season in the National Basketball Association?
However, a great start came to a slamming fall last night against the San Antonio Spurs, temporarily. It was game six of the series and the Warriors were down nine points with just over a minute left in the second quarter. Running into block a run to the rim by Boris Diaw, Barnes slammed into Diaw and fell immediately to the floor. He didn’t just fall into the floor, but actually went head first into the floor.
The result was a parade of teammates and coaches as he laid motionless for several minutes. Afterwards he was able to get up on his own power and walk himself to the locker room where he received six stitches and passed a concussion test before he would re-enter the game later in the second half.
San Antonio held onto their lead to win game six.