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NBA: Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova hospitalized with cramps

/ 07:53 PM June 10, 2015
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives on Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives on Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Scrappy Cleveland guard Matthew Dellavedova, who has emerged as an unlikely star in the postseason, was hospitalized early Wednesday after suffering from severe cramps after Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Dellavedova scored 20 points and played 38 minutes in the Cavaliers’ 96-91 win over Golden State on Tuesday as they took a 2-1 lead in the series. Dellavedova has been starting in place of All-Star Kyrie Irving, who broke his kneecap in Game 1, and was just discharged from the Cleveland Clinic following surgery.

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The Cavaliers said Dellavedova received IV treatments at Quicken Loans Arena following the game before he was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A team spokesman said Dellavedova, who walked to the ambulance under his own power, was cramping in “multiple areas.” The team will have an update on the 24-year-old Australian at Wednesday’s practice.

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As is his style, Dellavedova came up with several loose balls in Game 3 by diving on the floor, and he flattened a chair on Cleveland’s bench while hustling on one play.

“He’s going to throw his body all over the place,” LeBron James said. “He gave everything’s he’s got.”

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