"You never know necessarily what each game is going to hold, but just to know you're obviously playing on a great team and guys are going to find you, obviously it's good for the confidence," Barnes said Saturday.
Barnes is averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, both career highs. Kerr wants to continue to build his confidence.
"He had a tough season last year, and that happens. It happens to everybody generally, so you have to respond, and it was my job as a coach to help him get his confidence back."
The Warriors are off until Monday after winning Thursday's game against the Thunder, leaving Barnes with the entire weekend to heal up for his team's next game. He scored 12 points on 5 of 11 shooting, including 2 of 4 shooting from three-point range, Thursday against the Thunder, adding seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in 34 minutes.
Barnes, who is averaging 11.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, is currently listed as questionable for the contest.
Both forwards returned to the game Sunday, but Barnes is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game at Memphis. Coach Steve Kerr expects Barnes to wear a protective mask.
"Some people would call it physical, but that’s not physical. That’s cheap," Green said. "He didn’t put neither one of us out of the game, so you’ve got to come a little harder next time if you’re going to try to throw a cheap shot. If you’re going to do it, do it."
Kerr also called Cunningham's actions as "cheap shots" and added Cunningham made no attempt to get the ball in striking Green.
"I didn’t think either play was warranted, let’s put it that way," Kerr said.
Lee, who was questionable for the game, will miss his 20th straight game with the hamstring injury.
Bogut, who is averaging 7.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, has missed the team's last three with a knee injury.
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