Zaza Pachulia-first match with Detroit Pistons
05 October, 2018
On the 4th of October, Zaza Pachulia played with Detroit Pistons team for the first time. Detroit Pistons played against Oklahoma City Thunder and defeated the team with a score: 97:91in the preseason. Zaza Pachulia was not in the starting line-up but he played for 14:26 minutes on the court.

Zaza collected 10 points. Only three players got more points than him: Andre Drummond with 31 points, Stanley Johnson with 14 points and Glenn Robinson with 11 points. The next meeting
will be held with San Antonio Spurs on the 6th of October.

Zaza Pachulia is a successful Georgian basketball player. He was the captain of Georgian National Basketball Team. Currently, he plays with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In summer, Zaza has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons worth $2.4 million.

Earlier he had been playing in the Golden State Warriors. He won NBA championships with the team in 2017 and 2018.
Zaza Pachulia with Pistons uniform

Recently, Zaza Pachulia has become a student at Harvard University. Zaza, a world-famous basketball player used to be the captain of the National Basketball team of Georgia, until he stopped playing for the National team in September 2017. He then became a player for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Zaza started playing basketball at an early age in Georgia. He is 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 meters). He was scouted and recruited by the Turkish professional team Ülkerspor when he was a teenager. He became a member of the Georgian junior national basketball team at a young age, leading them at various tournaments.

Zaza had been a member of the Georgian National Basketball team since 2000. Eventually, he became captain of the National Team, playing for them for a total of 17 years.

Apart from playing basketball, Zaza runs his own business in his homeland, Georgia. Several years ago he opened a hotel in Tbilisi named Hotel ZP Plaza and then added another enterprise, a spa centre. They are located in different districts of Tbilisi.

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