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Warriors vs. Cavs: After tumultuous West finals, Zaza Pachulia healthy for NBA Finals

Pachulia missed all of the final two Western Conference finals games with a sore right heel.

Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia moving past tumultuous San Antonio series

Saturday afternoon, while discussing his first career NBA finals berth, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia told reporters he is “all in.” “You know that’s Cleveland’s slogan,” said ESPN’s Chris Haynes, a former Cavaliers beat writer. Golden State swept San Antonio in four games, but the Western Conference finals didn’t go so smoothly for Pachulia. More than affording him time to heal that sore heel, the lengthy break between games has helped Pachulia process the emotional toll Popovich’s fiery rant exacted on his family. In the wake of that tirade, during which Popovich...
Sun Herald May 27, 2017

Warriors center Zaza Pachulia a full go for the NBA Finals

The Warriors finished off the Spurs on Monday night and then took Tuesday and Wednesday off before returning to practice each of the past three days. Zaza Pachulia, the only …

Warriors’ to-do list before NBA Finals begin in eight days

The Warriors secured more than a berth in their third straight NBA Finals when they finished off their sweep of San Antonio this week. The Warriors’ nine-day break between games is tied for the third longest in postseason history, matching the 2001 Lakers’ layoff before facing Philadelphia in the 2001 NBA Finals. Though he was well enough to travel with the team to San Antonio for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals, Kerr is still dealing with chronic head and neck pain. Center Zaza Pachulia, who missed Games 3 and 4 against the Spurs with a right heel contusion, is the...
Hoops Hype May 23, 2017
Zaza Pachulia was unable to fit into a Warriors' conference title hat

Zaza Pachulia was unable to fit into a Warriors' conference title hat

Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia was inactive for the most recent two games of the Western Conference Finals, but still deserves a hat. After the victory over the Spurs for the series sweep, Pachulia struggled to fit a conference championship hat onto his head. Golden State star Stephen Curry laughed and said this is a joke the team makes with Pachulia from time to time. I don’t know if it was the hat not fitting or that terrible popped collar, Euro look. Either one, we had to rag on him a little bit. They didn’t make the hat in Zaza’s size so hopefully, they can get that fixed if we can...

Poor Zaza Pachulia couldn't get an NBA Finals hat that fit his giant head

If the Warriors were riding high after sweeping unbeaten into the NBA Finals, at least one member of the squad was given a humbling reminder not to get too — dare we pun — big-headed.
Pounding The Rock May 22, 2017
Golden State at San Antonio, Final Score: Curtain falls on the season as Warriors beat Spurs 129-115

Golden State at San Antonio, Final Score: Curtain falls on the season as Warriors beat Spurs 129-115

The Spurs fought valiantly, but they were no match for the star-laden Warriors as they advanced to the NBA finals behind the efforts of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. History will record that the Spurs were eliminated from the 2017 playoffs on May 22, but the turning point happened eight days earlier, in Game 1 when Zaza Pachulia closed out on a Kawhi Leonard fadeaway and then took two extra steps to place his foot directly underneath Leonard’s injured ankle. That turned a great series between elite teams into a travesty where a talent-loaded team ran over a team of role players that...

Game 4 preview: Can Warriors complete sweep of Spurs?

Can Warriors complete sweep of Spurs? Game 4, Western Conference finals Mike Brown (interim), 1st season with Warriors (0-0 with Warriors and 347-216 overall); Gregg Popovich, 21st season with Spurs (1,150-506 with Spurs and overall) Spurs: PG Patty Mills (10.1 ppg, 2.7 apg), SG Danny Green (7.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg), SF Jonathon Simmons (10.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg), PF LaMarcus Aldridge (17.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg), C Pau Gasol (7.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg) Warriors injury report: C Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) is questionable. Spurs injury report: SF Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) and PF David Lee (left knee...

Andre Iguodala cleared for Game 4; Zaza Pachulia questionable

SAN ANTONIO — After initially being listed as probable on the Warriors’ injury report, forward Andre Iguodala will be available in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night against the Spurs. Zaza Pachulia, who missed Game 3 with a right heel contusion, is still questionable. Pachulia finished the game with four points, two assists and a rebound in seven minutes, and he had an MRI on Wednesday that came back clean.

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