Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Even without David Lee, the Golden State Warriors were able to win game two in Denver and even the series, going back to Oakland. Stephen Curry was the star and the team as a whole shot the ball incredibly well, so well that the Nuggets were lucky to even stay in the game. All of the attention will go to Curry, who is the team’s franchise player and was brilliant, but this was also a coming out party for rookie, Harrison Barnes. Barnes was one of the most hyped players in college basketball, during his two years at North Carolina and was once considered a possible number one overall pick, but he simply never dominated the way that many wanted him too in college. Everyone knew that the skills were there, but he was just not consistent enough. This caused him to fall to the 7th pick in last summer’s draft, where the Warriors gladly snatched him up. He had a modest rookie season, starting every game but one during the regular season and scoring 9.2 points, shooting 43.9% from the field...
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