Mar 31, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia (27) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Hawks 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Zaza Pachulia says 'significant progress' in rehab on L foot. 'Swelling is down. Day-to-day. See how it goes.'— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 27, 2012
Pachulia is scheduled to have his foot re-examined sometime this weekend. The Hawks playoff series begins on Sunday at Philips Arena with Game 1 scheduled for a 7p.m. tipoff.
Pachulia has filled in admirably in place of Horford as the starting center for the Hawks. He suffered the foot injury against Orlando earlier this month and missed the last seven games of the regular season. It was originally thought as a simple strain but was quickly found to be more serious. Pachulia was reportedly wearing a walking boot on Thursday when he left Philips Arena following the team's shootaround.