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SACRAMENTO Warriors reserve guard Patrick McCaw was taken off the court on a stretcher after taking a hard fall with 41.8 seconds left in the third quarter of Saturdays game against the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors said McCaw was transported to UC Davis for further evaluation
McCaw drove to the basket for a layup and received a hard foul by Kings forward Vince Carter, which was later determined to be a flagrant foul 1. The foul did not appear intentional, but McCaw immediately landed on the floor with a hard thud. McCaw, who had nursed a lower back contusion last week, immediately rolled over in pain.
He remained on the ground for about five minutes as Warriors trainer Drew Yoder attended to him. Warriors coach Steve Kerr and his players soon stood nearby to offer support. As paramedics eventually came out with a stretcher, the Warriors and Kings respective benches came out to the court as a solidarity show of support. Once McCaw was taken off the court on a stretcher, fans at Golden Center offered a respectful standing ovation. Kings and Warriors players then huddled together underneath the basket.
It is not immediately clear the exact condition of McCaws injury. But it is safe to say McCaw suffered a serious injury, given his need to receive medical attention. McCaws injury coincided with Warriors guard Klay Thompson returning after playing for the past eight games with a sprained right thumb. The Warriors are also sidelined with Stephen Curry (MCL sprain in left knee), Andre Iguodala (sprained left knee) and Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle).