At Friday's practice, Pachulia brought Thompson a framed San Francisco Chronicle newspaper headlined, "Hell freezes over; Pachulia outscores Thompson" along with the printed box score.
Zaza Pachulia handed Klay Thompson a framed SF Chronicle at practice today. pic.twitter.com/5gXNVaCVYO
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 12, 2017
If only we could see the look on Thompson's face when Pachulia gave it to him.
Although Pachulia did outscore the Splash Brother during Game 3 of the Warriors' series against the Utah Jazz, let's just say it wasn't because he went off for a crazy night himself. It was by one point.
Pachulia knocked down seven points on Saturday in the 102-91 victory. Thompson dropped six, hence what makes this gesture so funny.
It's probably a good thing Pachulia got the newspaper framed when he did, though. As proven last postseason, this is when Thompson really starts to do his thing.
-- Courtney Schellin