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Explain One Play: Zaza Pachulia and the 16-0 run

Video breakdown of the 16-0 run that ended the drama of the Warriors-Nuggets game on Nov 4, 2017.

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Zaza Pachulia has had a very slow start to the season. He’s had a couple of turnovers per game where quick passes bounce off his body, and he hasn’t been hitting easy shots.

Last night’s Nuggets game gave him a chance to break out and have his best stretch of the season. The Warriors began the 3rd quarter with a knockout 16-0 run that blew open a close game, and Zaza was in the middle of it all. When he hits his short jumpers, the defense is forced to consider covering him, which opens up the floor for everyone else. The Nuggets sent two defenders at Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, and Pachulia made them pay.

Here’s a video analyzing the scores of the 16-0 run, including his (slowly) epic race against Nikola Jokic.

Zaza, Steph, KD and the 16-0 Run

Watch how Zaza, Steph, KD beat the Nuggets with a 16-0 run. Don't miss the (slowly) epic race between Zaza and Jokic!

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Sunday, November 5, 2017

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    Georgia Peach
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    Damn it Zaza
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