Harrison Barnes hit a game-winner to lift the Warriors over the Suns on Thursday.
[daily_cut.NBA]With 4.5 seconds remaining and Phoenix leading 106-105, Andre Iguodala in-bounded the ball from the left sideline to Barnes in the left corner. Barnes turned toward the paint, going right, and immediately encountered traffic. He kept bulldozing his way toward the hoop, even as he appeared to momentarily lose control of the ball. Once he approached the protected circle, Barnes gathered himself and quickly tossed up a runner that rattled home with just 0.4 seconds remaining.
Phoenix's desperation heave was no good and Golden State escaped with a 107-106 victory for its 11th consecutive win.
This wasn't an "A" effort from the Warriors, and they nearly lost in front of the Oracle Arena crowd for just the third time this season. Eric Bledsoe nearly delivered the upset by cutting along the baseline to finish an up-and-under layup that gave the Suns a one-point lead before the Warriors' final possession.
Stephen Curry finished with a game-high 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Barnes went home the hero even though he scored just four points and grabbed three rebounds on the night.
Six Suns players finished in double figures. Bledsoe tallied a team-high 18 points and 11 assists.
Golden State improved to 62-13. Phoenix fell to 38-38.