Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova experienced severe cramps following Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the team has announced.
Dellavedova was taken to the hospital on a stretcher after Game 3 where he received an IV. As a result, he was unavailable for media following Cleveland’s impressive victory.
The Australian guard will receive treatment at the Cleveland Clinic, and the team will provide a status update tomorrow.
Dellavedova has been a difference maker in this series with his pesky defense on Stephen Curry, his scrappiness, and timely shot making. After losing Kyrie Irving for the remainder of the series, the Cavaliers cannot afford to lose another player.
“He gives us everything until the tank is empty and he’s got a little reserve,” LeBron James said of Dellavedova after the win.
Maybe Delly’s tank is hitting empty, as the 24-year old dove for loose balls plenty of times on Tuesday night, including one where he flew into the first row.
Dellavedova scored a playoff career-high 20 points and added five boards and four assists, aiding James and the Cavaliers to a 2-1 series lead over the Warriors. His remarkable playoff run continues, and the Cavaliers can only hope that he will be alright and ready to suit up Thursday night for Game 4.