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Warriors forward Matt Barnes 'trying to kill' the Kings

Warriors forward Matt Barnes 'trying to kill' the Kings

The Kings waived Matt Barnes during the All-Star break.

Less than two weeks later, he signed with the Warriors.

On Friday, Barnes will square off against Sacramento at Oracle Arena.

"I'm trying to kill 'em," he told the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau on Thursday. "Simple."

In 54 games (13 starts) with the Kings this season, Barnes averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting just under 33 percent from deep.

His final game in a Sacramento uniform came against the Warriors on Feb. 15. He registered 15 points and 14 rebounds.

"Things didn't go well there," Barnes added. "They're the enemy now."

NBA refs respond after Andre Iguodala tweets about James Harden's stepback

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NBA refs respond after Andre Iguodala tweets about James Harden's stepback

When Andre Iguodala slides into your mentions, you listen.

After James Harden got away with an obvious travel in the final minute of Monday night’s Rockets-Jazz game, the twitterverse was abuzz with Harden’s “double stepback” that essentially sealed the win for Houston.

Iguodala himself weighed in, letting the refs know they missed the call late Monday night following the Warriors 110-93 win over the Grizzlies.

And guess what? The NBA refs official twitter account responded Tuesday morning and admitted that it was, in fact, a travel.

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Harden’s go-to stepback move is already difficult enough to guard, but a double stepback? Iguodala knew better than to think that was a legal play, and the refs agreed with him...in retrospect.

We can only hope that the officials get the call right the first time if the Rockets and Warriors square off again in the playoffs. 

If not, get ready for more backlash than just a simple tweet from Iguodala and the Dubs.

Andre Iguodala tweets at NBA refs regarding James Harden's stepback

Andre Iguodala tweets at NBA refs regarding James Harden's stepback

Programming note: Watch Wednesday's Warriors-Jazz game streaming live at 6 p.m. PT on the MyTeams app.

James Harden had another spectacular performance Monday night.

Last year's regular-season NBA MVP racked up 47 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals in the Houston Rockets' 102-97 win over the Utah Jazz. But it was a specific play in the final minute that had social media abuzz.

With 54.6 seconds left, Harden was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer -- but only because he got away with an egregious traveling violation:

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Yes, that's basically a "double stepback." It's clearly a travel. And Warriors forward Andre Iguodala took to Twitter late Monday night to simply let the official account of NBA referees know he's watching:

Sure enough, the NBA Refs official twitter account responded Tuesday morning and admitted it was a travel.

Also, Iguodala went 3-for-3 from 3-point territory Monday against the Grizzlies and went 3-for-6 from deep last Friday at the Bucks, which means:

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Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller