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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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