Game 3 Was The LeBron James-Matthew Dellavedova Show (Video)
LeBron James dominated once again during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 96-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but this time he had an unlikely sidekick in Matthew Dellavedova.
James led the way statistically, scoring 40 points and adding 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and two blocks. But it was Dellavedova’s surprise performance that many feel is the reason the Cavs now find themselves up 2-1 in the series.
The LeBron James-Matthew Dellavedova show really started in the third quarter, as the pair combined to score 23 of the Cavaliers’ 28 points during the frame.
By the end of the quarter, Cleveland had built themselves a 72-55 lead, but the Warriors clawed their way back into the game, forcing more brilliance from Dellavedova.
The Cavs guard started off by setting LeBron up for this monster alley-oop over Klay Thompson with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and his team’s lead cut to just three:
Then there was this ridiculous circus shot (and the foul) with just over two minutes remaining and his team up by one:
And finally, what’s a Matthew Dellavedova highlight package without some hustle clips:
So there you have it. After losing Game One, and starting point guard Kyrie Irving in the process, everyone thought the Cavs were done. But what they failed to remember is that, even without Irving and Kevin Love, this team still has some dude by the name of LeBron James who is really good at basketball.
And they have Matthew Dellavedova, too. Let’s not forget about Matthew Dellavedova now.