In a report from ESPN's Chris Haynes, it was noted that the incident occurred as the Kings' Carter inadvertently undercut McCaw on one play. McCaw landed on his back, writhing around in pain. McCaw drove the baseline and went down with a thud at the 41.8-second mark of the third quarter, hit in the lower body by Carter. After the fall, McCaw remained on the court for almost 10 minutes as he was attended to by team physicians. They took him off on a stretcher and had to immobilise him. The team said McCaw was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation.
Players from both teams joined together in prayer once McCaw left the floor. A CT scan and X-Rays following the game came back clear. The latest update on Saturday night indicated that there would also be an MRI performed for the forward.
There is some good news regarding Patrick McCaw's scary injury.
Stephen Curry's MCL sprain raises big questions for the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Vince Carter was assessed a flagrant one for the foul he was called for that caused the injury. It was concern for McCaw that was on everyone's minds.
"I just hope he's OK", the veteran Carter noted. I mean he's still going to get any shot he wants and dominate a game, he nearly got a triple-double tonight. He has a bright future. "He's just a really gifted player and he can adapt to anything he sees".
Well aware that it was an accident, the Warriors have forgiven Carter and have no ill will towards him.
Draymond Green looked much more in rhythm against Phoenix, notching a double-double with 13 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one block on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from long. Players, coaches and trainers quickly gathered around the sophomore from UNLV.
A video below from Yahoo Sports NBA shows off the play as it happened in Sacramento last night.
Hours before the game, the Warriors received encouraging word on injured guard Pat McCaw, who was released from a Sacramento hospital with a bruised lumbar spine following a terrifying fall during Saturday's game against the Kings.