Patrick McCaw to miss Wednesday’s game vs. Portland with wrist injuries


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PORTLAND, Ore — Warriors reserve guard Patrick McCaw will have an early All-Star break, but the reasons have nothing to do with any aspirations to get some early rest.

McCaw will sit out when the Warriors (44-13) play the Portland Trail Blazers (31-26) on Wednesday because of sprains in both his left and right wrist.

“It’s definitely worrisome. We’ll see how it all turns out,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said following morning shootaround. “There’s definitely some concern.”

McCaw stayed in Oakland so the Warriors could further examine McCaw, who also has a sprained left thumb. Kerr said that McCaw nursed some soreness in his left wrist prior to Monday’s game in Phoenix before spraining his right wrist in the first half in an eventual win over the Suns.

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McCaw missed the entire second half after posting nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in eight minutes. It marked a breakout game for McCaw, who had played in two games in Santa Cruz in between Saturdays’ game against San Antonio and Monday’s game against Phoenix in hopes to jumpstart his play. The 22-year-old McCaw has averaged only 3.7 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field in 15.6 minutes through 51 appearances.

“He’s played well. That wasn’t just the one game where the ball went in for him the last game,” Kerr said of McCaw. “It was over the previous few games. His defense and energy were good. It’s part of the game and part of the season.”

Meanwhile, Warriors starting forward Draymond Green (sprained left index finger) and reserve forward Kevon Lonney (right knee soreness) will play. Warriors reserve forward Jordan Bell will be reevaluated following the …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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