Harrison Barnes: C-
The Warriors’ top rookie played a below-average game in his first playoff match, but that shouldn’t discourage him at all.
It isn’t easy to get thrown right into the pressure cooker and be expected to put up a monster performance against one of the more versatile teams in the NBA that only lost three home games in the regular season. Barnes contributed eight points, an assist and two rebounds, to go along with his two 3-pointers that he knocked down.
Barnes never really did anything that made the Nuggets coaching staff adjust to him, but when you’re playing alongside stars like Stephen Curry and David Lee, it’s not likely that opponents will be focusing on you . However, the rookie small forward played nicely.