Watch: Zaza Pachulia involved in another questionable incident
Zaza Pachulia played only five minutes in Wednesday’s blowout loss to the Houston Rockets, but it sure looks like he made the most of it.
During the Golden State Warriors’ 127-105 defeat in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Pachulia was involved in what appeared to be yet another questionable incident. The veteran big entered the game in garbage time and got switched onto Rockets star James Harden on the perimeter during one sequence. Harden stepped back for a three, and Pachulia, as he closed out, seemed to take an extra shuffle towards the MVP frontrunner’s landing feet.
Hold on, did Zaza try it slip his foot under Harden on the shot? pic.twitter.com/vxeYjkKBGw
— Good Takes Pod (@GoodTakesNBAPod) May 17, 2018
Pachulia did not ultimately make any contact, and since the game was already decided, Harden checked out of the contest for the evening just seconds later. Thus, the episode flew largely under the radar. However, Pachulia, of course, has a controversial history when it comes to endangering superstars, so it is probably fair game to scrutinize him a bit for this latest incident.