Zaza Pachulia Throws Punches at Iman Shumpert's Groin in Game 4 Scuffle

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09:  Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers compete for the ball with Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia took a swipe at Iman Shumpert's groin during a heated scuffle in the third quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday night. 

Following a scrum for a loose ball, Pachulia took exception to Shumpert's decision to stand over him and attempted to push him away before hitting him below the belt: 

Pachulia and Shumpert were assessed matching technical fouls for their roles in the skirmish. 

While Pachulia avoided harsh punishments Friday night, the league office is sure to review the play and determine whether additional disciplinary action is warranted. 

Game 5 will tip off Monday night at Oracle Arena. 


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