Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson would like to forget just about everything from last year's lost season. Fortunately for the Warriors, one thing Jackson chose to remember paid off handsomely in a 106-96 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. With the Warriors struggling in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers hanging around long enough to potentially set up an exciting finish, Jackson called a timeout and went to an unusual source -- rookie Harrison Barnes -- on a key possession. The rationale: Cavaliers coach Byron Scott defended a Warriors small forward with a guard in a similar situation last season. "And we didn't make them pay," Golden State's second-year coach recalled. The second time around was different. Barnes went right at the much smaller Daniel Gibson for a three-point play and a layup over a three-possession span, helping awaken the Golden State offense and preserve a comfortable margin to the end. "I t...
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