Georgia’s top basketballer Zaza Pachulia shines in NBA win

Zaza Pachulia (R) produced his best performance of the new NBA season against Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo from Noah Graham/NBA., 04 Nov 2016 - 17:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's top basketball talent Zaza Pachulia produced his best performance of the National Basketball Association (NBA) season when his new team Golden State Warriors confidently defeated Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

Pachulia played 23 minutes of the match, where the Warriors used their talent to inflict the first loss over the formerly undefeated Oklahoma with a final score of 122-96.

The Warriors shared highlights from their impressive match with their social media followers, with Pachulia also featuring in the match moments:

With eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks Pachulia demonstrated his abilities in his most impressive match of the newly started season.

Among his achievements of the game was achieving 100 percent result in his shots, scoring all four of his attempts.

The Georgian's performance was also notable against Oklahoma's Steven Adams, who is known for his physical and defensive qualities.

The Golden State Warriors were trailing the hosts for almost the entire first quarter but the team gradually caught up with their opponents before getting ahead and maintaining their lead until the end of the match.

The result of the match saw Pachulia's new team join Oklahoma and San Antonio as joint leader of the Western Conference.

The win saw the Warriors join Oklahoma and San Antonio Spurs as joint leaders of the NBA Western Conference with four wins and one loss for all three teams.

Pachulia left the Dallas Mavericks and joined the Warriors in July on a one-year contract. The Georgian was picked up by the Warriors - one of the NBA's leading teams - after his best season in the premier basketball tournament.

See Zaza Pachulia's season- and career-long stats here.

Pachulia's performances throughout the 2015-2016 season saw him feature in a public poll to appear in the league’s All-Star match but he narrowly missed out in the final results.

The current standings for NBA's Eastern and Western Conferences can be viewed here.