NBA fines Zaza Pachulia $15,000 for striking Luke Babbitt in the face

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Warriors center Zaza Pachulia leads the NBA with three flagrant fouls.

His latest – turning back from running up court to smack Heat forward Luke Babbitt in the face – drew an extra penalty.

NBA release:

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has been fined $15,000 for striking Miami Heat forward Luke Babbitt in the face, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook will take care of punishing Pachulia himself.