Barnes should be able to help himself to the 15 field goal Thompson takes on average as Golden State's starting shooting guard. Barnes has averaged 12.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per 36 minutes on the season.
Barnes is averaging just 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game over the last five, right in line with his season averages.
Coming off an 11-point effort in the team's previous game, Barnes put together one of his best games of the season. He scored 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting in 36 minutes, his best scoring effort since late November. He added six rebounds, one block and one steal as the Warriors fell, 122-109.
Barnes has been hit hard by the sophomore slump, as Saturday's game was just his sixth double-figure scoring game since Jan. 1. He is averaging 10.3 points per game this season, up from 9.2 as a rookie, but is shooting just 41.2 percent from the field.
Barnes scored 10 points in just 24 minutes off the bench, though his struggles with his shot continued as he connected on just 4 of 13 from the field. He was also 0 for 3 from three-point range, but he added eight rebounds, his best total in a month and a half.
With just one game left in the month, Barnes is looking to at least finish his January well. Barnes has still shot 39.3 percent from three-point range, but his overall shooting has craters to 35.2 percent while averaging 6.8 points per game.
Barnes scored 15 points and needed just six field-goal attempts to do so, thanks to a 6-of-7 showing at the free-throw line. He added one 3-pointer and three rebounds while playing 27 minutes in a 123-114 win.
Barnes has struggled to find his way since returning to the bench; Thursday's game was his best scoring and shooting effort since he put up 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Barnes averaged just 10.4 points on 37.2 percent shooting in the month of December.
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