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Bob Myers laughs as he reveals Pat McCaw-referee Summer League story

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Bob Myers laughs as he reveals Pat McCaw-referee Summer League story

Pat McCaw thrived at Summer League last month.

He averaged 20 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists over five games.

He was the Warriors' best player and he acted like it.

"I was watching from the court one game and he didn't get a call and the referees," Warriors GM Bob Myers explained on 95.7 The Game. "Most of these guys are referees in training, and he (McCaw) was running down the floor and he says, 'Come on, man. I played in the Finals.' And the ref was great.

"The ref looks at him and he goes, 'Congratulations' (laughter). What a good response."

McCaw definitely voiced his feelings during the Warriors' first game in Las Vegas:

McCaw -- who the Warriors acquired in the 2016 draft by paying Milwaukee $2.4 million for his rights -- started 20 games last season.

In Game 2 against the Blazers, he registered nine points and five rebounds.

In Game 3 against the Blazers, he racked up 11 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block.

In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs, the 21-year old recorded 18 points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals.

In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, he contributed by scoring six points.

"The nickname for Pat -- the players call him, 'P-Nice,' because he's got this never-wavering confidence," Myers revealed. "The worst kind of rookie comes in and acts like they're better and doesn't back it up. But Pat -- really from Day 1 -- he earned the respect of the guys because he can play.

"And it's a kind of innocent confidence. It doesn't bother anybody ... we expect big things out of him this year."

He will be a restricted free agent next summer...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

McCaw leads all scorers in Warriors' blowout Summer League loss

McCaw leads all scorers in Warriors' blowout Summer League loss

BOX SCORE

The Warriors are NBA champions, but will not be NBA Summer League champions. 

After being dominated by the Boston Celtics, 93-69, Thursday night, the Warriors are now 1-4 in Las Vegas and drop to the consolation bracket.

Patrick McCaw led all scorers with 20 points. The sophomore guard shot 6 of 13 from the field and also grabbed three steals on defense. 

Rookie Bryce Alford was the only other Warrior to finish with double-digit points, dropping 11 in the loss. 

Golden State finishes its Summer League slate Friday at 3:00 p.m. against the loser of Thursday's Clippers vs Heat game.

Warriors fall in sudden-death OT to T'Wolves, remain winless in Summer League

Warriors fall in sudden-death OT to T'Wolves, remain winless in Summer League

Despite Pat McCaw’s scoring and the all-around work of rookie Jordan Bell on Tuesday, the Warriors on Tuesday completed the regular portion of the Las Vegas Summer League with their third loss in three games. <

With McCaw putting in a game-high 20 points -- but missing two free throws with 15.7 seconds left in regulation -- the Warriors fell 78-76 to the Timberwolves in sudden-death overtime of the pre-tournament finale at Thomas & Mack Center.

The Warriors surely came away pleased with Bell’s stat line: 5 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks, five steals and five assists. He made both his field-goal attempts, as well as his only free throw.

Guard Bryce Alford scored 16 points and forward Alex Hamilton added 11, as the Warriors shot 35.7 percent from the field.

Center Damian Jones totaled 9 points, four rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

The Warriors take a 0-3 record into single-elimination tournament play, which begins Wednesday.