Zaza Pachulia kicks chair, scrapes shin: 'Maybe not the smartest thing'

Zaza Pachulia kicks chair, scrapes shin: 'Maybe not the smartest thing'

OAKLAND -- Zaza Pachulia wasn’t happy with his work Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. So he took it out on an inanimate object.

The 6-foot-11, 275-pound center kicked a chair.

“Fortunately, he didn’t get injured or anything,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday after practice. “But he’s got a scraped-up shin from kicking the chair.”

Said Pachulia: “I just reacted. It was maybe not the smartest thing. But it was pretty good for me to just kind of get it out and refresh myself. I’m glad that it’s just a little scratch on my shin and that’s it.”

Pachulia under most circumstances has trouble finishing in traffic in the paint. He really struggled on this occasion, missing all five of his shots, four of which were within arms length of the bucket, with each fail sending an audible groan through the crowd at Oracle Arena.

“I didn’t perform as well as I was supposed to,” he said. “It’s part of the season, a long season.”

Pachulia, flashing his humor, invoked the name Enes Kanter, the Oklahoma City big man who earlier this season fractured his forearm punching a chair in anger. Kanter missed four weeks.

“I definitely don’t want to be the second one doing that,” Pachulia said.

Fortunately for the Warriors, Pachulia’s wounds are superficial and will not force him to the sideline.

“It was a tough night for him,” Kerr said. “But everybody has a tough night in the NBA. He’s such a competitor; he came to the bench and kicked a chair. I used to do that all the time.”

Warriors set franchise record, match 1985-86 Showtime Lakers

Warriors set franchise record, match 1985-86 Showtime Lakers


For the 44th time in the 2016-17 season, the Warriors dished out 30-plus assists or more in one game. Not only does that set a franchise record, Golden State is also the first to do so since one of the greatest teams in NBA history. 

On a Steph Curry assist down the court that resulted in an Andre Iguodala running reverse dunk with 38 seconds left in the third quarter, the Warriors made history. The nifty assist made the Warriors the first team since the 1985-86 Showtime Lakers to hand out 30 or more assists 44 times in one season.

Last season, when the Warriors set an NBA record record with 73 wins, the team finished 43 games with the feat.

The '85-86 Lakers were looking to repeat as NBA champions 21 years ago but came up short in five games to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. 

Golden State finsihed Friday night with 37 assists in a 114-100 win over the Kings. Curry led the way with 12 dimes. 

Instant Replay: Curry, Draymond combine for 50 in Warriors' win vs Kings

Instant Replay: Curry, Draymond combine for 50 in Warriors' win vs Kings


OAKLAND -- The Warriors extended their win streak to six games, their longest in more than two months, with a 114-100 waxing of the Sacramento Kings before sellout crowd Friday night at Oracle Arena.

Stephen Curry led the charge, pouring in a game-high 27 points and coming within three rebounds of a triple-double. Draymond Green put in a season-high 23 points and Ian Clark added 10 off the bench.

The Warriors (58-14) recorded 37 assists, the franchise-record 44th time this season they have posted more than 30. They also had 12 steals, the NBA-best 37th time this season they’ve had reached double digits in that category.

Twelve different Warriors played, and all 12 entered the scoring column.

Rookie guard Buddy Hield totaled 22 points to lead the Kings, who lost for the fourth straight game and the 12 time in the last 15.


Curry and Green share the honors because they did the most damage.

Curry’s line: 27 points (9-of-17 shooting from the field, 5-of-11 from beyond the arc, 4-of-4 from the line), 12 assists, seven rebounds and six steals. He played 33 minutes and was plus-28 for the game.

Curry’s five triples pushed his total to 277, the third-highest total in a season. He also owns the top two totals.

Green’s line: 20 points (8-of-17, 3-of-9, 4-of-5 from the line), eight assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block. He played 34 minutes and was plus-23.


After a layup by Lawson gave the Kings a 16-11 lead with 5:39 left in the first quarter, the Warriors came back with a 16-4 to close the quarter, for a 27-20 lead entering the second quarter.

The Warriors never trailed again, were up 57-50 at the half and 92-72 after three quarters. Sacramento got no closer than 11 in the fourth.


Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, tibial bone bruise) is listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.

Kings: G Darren Collison (rest), G Tyreke Evans (rest), F Rudy Gay (L Achilles tear), G Malachi Richardson (R hamstring partial tear) and F Anthony Tolliver (rest) were listed as out.


The Warriors return to action Sunday afternoon, when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.