Harrison Barnes Relishing Des Moines NBA Return

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Wells Fargo Arena will be rocking this fall.

For the first time in 17 years, the NBA will return to Des Moines and with it comes a familiar face.

Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors will tip off on October 16th.

The game will include the return of Golden State forward and Iowa native Harrison Barnes.

Barnes is no stranger to Wells Fargo Arena. He won back-to-back state championships there with Ames High in 2009 and 2010.

The October game won’t be Barnes’ first NBA experience in the state’s capital.

“I was actually talking to my mom last night, and I don’t know if it’s deja vu but, I have a picture in my house when I was probably two years old. It was actually of my very first NBA game, and it was the Golden State Warriors versus the Denver Nuggets at Vets Auditorium,” Barnes recounted.

Tickets start at $21 and can be bought through, by calling 1-866-55-dahls or through the Wells Fargo Arena box office. They go on sale Tuesday morning at 10.

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