During the two championship runs for the Warriors, Harrison Barnes was a huge disappointment. With great size and athleticism, the Warriors were waiting for Barnes to break out. Unfortunately, he never did. His flashes never turned into consistent production, and his inconsistency became a point of great scrutiny in the Finals. Barnes’ deficiencies became apparent as the Cavs dared him to shoot, and through games five and six, Barnes shot 2 of 14 and 0 of 8, respectively, on mostly wide-open looks.
Keith Van Horn, on the other hand, is a Nets favorite and was extremely consistent. In the 2001-02 championship run, Van Horn shot 44 percent from three-point range in the playoffs, which was up from an already strong regular season average of 34.5 percent. Van Horn sacrificed individual statistics for the betterment of the team, as his points per game average dipped from 19.3 prior to Kidd’s arrival to 14.8 post-Kidd’s arrival. And it worked. Edge Nets.
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