Golden State Warriors use 42-point third quarter to beat Utah Jazz

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Pat McCaw

Patrick McCaw hasn’t exactly carved himself a consistent role within Steve Kerr‘s rotation, but he’s received more opportunities with Curry out, stepping up to the challenge when necessary. Against the Jazz, McCaw became one of Golden State’s primary scoring options, dropping in the team’s second-highest scoring total.

Playing 20 minutes off the bench, McCaw finished with 18 points, four rebounds and one steal. He was also a +18 on the night, which was the third-highest mark in the plus-minus category for the Warriors. He shot extremely well from the field, going 7-of-10 on the night.

McCaw is very much cut from the same cloth as Iguodala: a highly intelligent, versatile swingman capable of running an offense or making incredible defensive plays. This uniquely allows him the opportunity to be a playmaker in transition after getting steals in the backcourt, which is where I strongly believe he excels the most.

We don’t see him score very much, but it’s an absolute thrill when he does. Seeing the younger players like McCaw gradually grow into Golden State’s next generation will never get old.