On his return home, Pachulia introduced close ones to his new favorite gift that is the Larry O’Brien trophy. Pachulia then received a new present. Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili presented Pachulia with the Order of Honor, an award for an outstanding personal contribution to the building of the independent government. Pachulia recalled having “a really really good time” during those moments. “Seeing all of those positive and smiling faces where everybody is congratulating you….,” Pachulia said, trailing off. “They’ve been following us all season. They really took it personal.” So did Pachulia, who often told friends and family that “this championship trophy is for them.”
Germany defeated Georgia 57-67 and improved their record to 2-0, while Georgia fell to 1-1. The star: Who else could it be? Dennis Schroeder was once again amazing for Germany. Since early on he was scoring, assisting and hustling back on defense. He finished the game with 23 points!
The Golden State Warriors big man had his first full practice yesterday, he is completely healed and despite missing the recent “Acropolis tournament” in Athens, he will be available for the Georgian national team for the start of the official games in the Eurobasket tournament.
Georgia captain Zaza Pachulia hopes that he won’t be included in the above list and that he’ll shine via his participation in the tournament and not his absence. The 2017 NBA champion sustained an ankle injury during a prep game vs Czech Republic in Tbilisi and hasn’t played ever since. Pachulia revealed the exact status of his injury and rehabilitation process to Eurohoops, expressing his optimism that he will be able to check in at full strength for the EuroBasket, that is kicks off in less than a week from now.