Zaza Pachulia injures heel in Game 2 of Warriors-Spurs
MANILA, Philippines – Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia suffered a right heel contusion, forcing him to leave Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, May 16 (Wednesday, May 17 in Manila).
Pachulia appeared to have landed awkwardly after dunking the ball in the first quarter. He missed the entire second half.
Injury Update: Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) will not return. He will have x-ray.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 17, 2017
As of posting Pachulia's X-ray results reportedly came out clear but he will undergo an MRI the next day.
Warriors say X-rays on Zaza Pachulia's right heel were clear. MRI tomorrow. Draymond Green back stiffness, but he's fine.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 17, 2017
Pachulia played heavy minutes for the Warriors in a come-from-behind Game 1 victory but also found himself in hot water after a controversial third quarter play that effectively sidelined Spurs star Kawhi Leonard for Game 2.
Pachulia's foot slid under a jump shooting Leonard, who landed on it and aggravated a left ankle sprain he sustained in the previous round.
The dangerous play has since been the subject of heated debate all over social media, especially since it served as the turning point from which the Warriors launched their comeback bid to win.
Pachulia played just 6 minutes and scored 4 points in a 136-100 Warriors blowout of the Spurs for a 2-0 series lead. – Rappler.com