Warriors rookie Jackson-Davis forcing Kerr to rethink rotation

Trayce-Jackson Davis is a rookie in rare waters. The best form of pressure is on his head coach. He's making Steve Kerr give him significant minutes.

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Jackson-Davis came off the bench and excelled in a thrilling 132-126 overtime win over the Boston Celtics at Chase Centre, the Warriors coach said Tuesday night. His influence is clear.

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In two games, Jackson-Davis, who spent the first seven weeks on the bench, has prompted Kerr to rotate him. Try him out as a starter.

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Jackson-Davis twice sought the unofficial Most Impactful Warrior award. His first career double-double had 10 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks—two of which were “fantastic”. In 29 minutes, Jackson-Davis had a team-best plus-25.

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Stephen Curry called this Jackson-Davis' "coming-out party." Curry scored a game-high 33 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter and OT to send the Celtics home.

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Jackson-Davis was great, Kerr said. He was the game's player. Steph's shot was likely the biggest play. However, Trayce blocked Jaylen Brown. Trayce changed everything.

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In overtime, Brown dribbled downhill, envisioning a dunk, with the Warriors leading 125-121 with 2:27 left. Klay Thompson grabbed the loose ball and went the other way after Jackson-Davis blocked his dunk.

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