NEW RECORD: Barnes Making NBA History

Harrison Barnes

Ames native Harrison Barnes made history on the basketball court Tuesday night.

Just hours after learning he made the NBA’s All-Rookie Team, Barnes took the court and became the first player in NBA history to score 25 points in back-to-back playoff games, after never before scoring 25 points in any previous game. That’s 51 points in the past two games for Barnes.

He told Channel 13 by phone Wednesday, he is having a blast on the big stage. “This is the most fun I’ve ever had playing basketball, I mean just playing on this stage now after watching it growing up, always seeing the playoffs and not only to be playing in it now, but to have a chance and have some success it’s just been a lot of fun.”

Barnes and the Warriors must win Thursday night in Oakland to force a game 7 in San Antonio.