Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova experienced severe cramping following Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night and was taken to a local hospital, the team announced late Tuesday night.
Dellavedova was unavailable to speak with the media following the Cavaliers' 96-91 victory over the Warriors in Game 3, during which the second-year guard scored 20 points, had five rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes.
Cleveland leads the best-of-seven series, two games to one.
Dellavedova is averaging 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the series.
The Cavaliers say Dellavedova underwent a treatment process that included receiving intravenous fluids at the arena, and that he will continue to receive treatment Tuesday night at the Cleveland Clinic.
Strange scene: Walking out of Cavs Arena at 1:35 am and I see Matthew Dellavedova get on a stretcher and get taken away in an ambulance.— Jim Barnett (@uograd66) June 10, 2015
As for Delly & stretcher, #Cavs say he walked out of arena on his own. Walked to ambulance. Getting on stretcher standard protocol— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) June 10, 2015
Head coach David Blatt provided an update Wednesday afternoon, saying Dellavedova will be ready for Game 4, though he will not play as many minutes:
Shumpert has a bruised shoulder with no serious damage, Blatt said. Blatt says Dellavedova is suffering from fatigue. Both will play Game 4.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 10, 2015
Cavs coach David Blatt says he will monitor and limit point guard Matthew Dellavedova's minutes in Game 4 of Finals due to his fatigue issue— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 10, 2015
Game 4 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
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