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McCaw gets the call with Klay out vs Heat: 'Lot of confidence in him'

OAKLAND -- Rookie Pat McCaw will make his first career start Tuesday night, when the Warriors face the Miami Heat at Oracle Arena, coach Steve Kerr said in his pregame news conference.

McCaw is starting at shooting guard in place of Klay Thompson.

“Klay was sick the last couple games,” Kerr said. “He’s just run down. And he just needs a night off. I think it’ll be really good for him, and he’ll be ready to go (vs. Detroit) Thursday.”

Despite being listed on the injury report will an illness last Friday, Thompson played 42 minutes against Memphis.