The Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors gave fans a wild game on Sunday that got incredible in the final quarter.
In the end, it was the Warriors who secured a very close 126-125 win.
The Kings almost claimed victory but a final shot from Harrison Barnes didn’t hit its target and now the series is tied at 2-2.
Barnes’ last-moment heroics have come under fire from many fans and multiple analysts.
Shannon Sharpe, for example, was flabbergasted that Barnes would be the one with such a responsibility.
“Why the hell Harrison Barnes is taking a shot with 17 seconds left on the shot clock is unbeknownst to me. Let’s start with that,” Sharpe said on Undisputed.
"Why the hell Harrison Barnes is taking a shot with 17 seconds left on the shot clock is unbeknownst to me. Let's start with that."
— @ShannonSharpe breaks down Kings G4 loss: pic.twitter.com/nS3InHoDDQ
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) April 24, 2023
It was surprising to see Barnes get the ball at the end of the game.
It wasn’t as if he was the most productive guy on the team throughout the night, as he only scored 9 points total.
Most everyone assumed that De’Aaron Fox, perhaps the best clutch player in the league, would be the one to make an attempt.
Sharpe pointed out that the Barnes play is just another example of the Kings being “not seasoned” in the playoffs, especially against a team such as the Warriors.
It’s not that the Warriors didn’t make their own set of mistakes.
In fact, they made plenty.
But they were able to recover from theirs while the Kings eventually lost the game.
Perhaps Sacramento has taken note of how Game 4 ended and will follow steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Barnes is likely feeling bad about the entire situation right now.
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