NBA: Harrison Barnes’ dunk over Nikola Pekovic goes viral on YouTube
On Saturday, Golden State Warriors rookie forward Harrison Barnes dunked overMinnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic in “Jordan-esque” fashion in the Warriors’ 96-85 win at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The video is among YouTube’s trending clips and generated over 100,000 views in less than 24 hours.
Driving in the middle of the lane, Barnes elevated over the rim and dunked over a leaping Pekovic as the crowd as well as Barnes’ teammates on the bench erupted in cheers. The rookie forward, who was drafted seventh out of North Carolina in last year’sNBA draft, finished the game with 10 points and eleven rebounds.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson led the team with 24 points while Stephen Curry added 20 points and 6 assists. Pekovic led the Timberwolves with 17 points in a losing effort.
Undoubtedly, Warriors fans in the Bay Area might be more inclined to wear Barnes’ No. 40 Warriors jersey (available on Amazon) after Saturday’s highlight reel. You can watch the full game highlights from the Warriors’ 96-85 win in thisYouTube video.