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Zaza wins a bet against Warriors coach

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Zaza Pachulia did his part to win a bet against a Golden State Warriors coach. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Starting center Zaza Pachulia played his worst game of the season on Tuesday. He had more turnovers than points, three fouls and scraped up his shin by kicking a chair on the bench as he exited the game.

Looking to improve on that performance, Pachulia added some extra incentive by making a bet with the Warriors strength and conditioning coach, Kurtis Rayfield. Pachulia’s mission? Getting a points-rebounds double-double and a dunk.

He received a pocket pass in an open lane for an easy one-handed slam less than a minute into the game, and finished with precisely 10 points and 10 rebounds.

“Kurtis has to shave his beard for tomorrow’s team picture,” a delighted Kerr shared after the game.

Pachulia took a social-media victory lap:

Contact Jacob C. Palmer at jpalmer@sfexaminer.com or on Twitter, @jacobc_palmer.

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