When Houston’s Trevor Ariza fell onto the head of Golden State’s James Michael McAdoo late Tuesday, it resulted in McAdoo’s skull violently bouncing off the floor. The game continued for about 10 seconds but when the ball came back to the end of the floor where McAdoo lay bleeding, play was stopped.
McAdoo received seven stitches and did not return to the game. He avoided a concussion, although he played just one minute in Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.
So how did he feel with a head full of stitches? Blessed, of course.
The 24-year-old McAdoo is just a bit player for the Warriors. He was part of the Warriors’ championship team in 2015, but injuries have limited him to 101 games during his first three seasons. He is averaging 2.7 points in 8.4 minutes per game this season as he struggles to find regular minutes on a loaded Warriors team. He has seen his role diminish over the past month, as he has played more than eight minutes in a game once in March. His season-high for points in a game is 10, which he has achieved twice.
McAdoo received more stitches Tuesday than he’s scored points in all but six games this season. But we are still glad he’s okay.