Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw hits 2 buzzer-beaters in OT win
Golden State Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw has made his case for solid minutes off the bench in a talent-stacked roster that is bound to go places come postseason. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard railed a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send Friday’s game to overtime and a floater to win in it the extra frame, 129-128, over the Denver Nuggets.
With the starters bound for a rest, McCaw was on fire. He took over during the overtime period, scoring 10 of his 18 points in overtime on 4-of-4 shooting, including two three-pointers. He added an assist and a steal to round out a superb performance.
— R.C. Davis (@rcdavisNBA) October 15, 2016
Five minutes earlier, the 38th overall pick sent the game to overtime with a three-pointer from the top of the key, posing with a follow-through a-la Monica Wright from the Love & Basketball movie.
The UNLV product made his last six field goals of the game, four of them from deep, along with two free-throws in crunch-time. Performances like this are important for a player coming into the league, as it earns the respect from teammates and coaching staff.
The classic reaction from head coach Steve Kerr and this tweet by Stephen Curry can soon translate into a solid backup gig behind sharp-shooting Klay Thompson, as McCaw has shown not only a great shot-selection, playmaking instincts and good defense, but a great rapport in the locker room.
Patrick McCaw pulled out a great performance, tallying in total 18 points on 6-of-10 from the field, six rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 27 minutes of game time.
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) October 15, 2016