Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert able to play in Game 4
Cleveland Cavaliers guards Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert will both be able to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, head coach David Blatt told reporters Wednesday.
Dellavedova, thrust into a starting role by Kyrie Irving's injury, was hospitalized after Tuesday's Game 3 win with severe cramping and dehydration.
“I was [at the hospital] for a little bit, but mainly just to rest up and recover,” Dellavedova told reporters on Wednesday. “We all take it pretty easy today just to get our treatment, and we’ve watched tape and things like that. So, yeah, I’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”
Shumpert injured his left shoulder, the same shoulder he dislocated in December, during the first quarter of Tuesday's game. He was able to return in the middle of the second quarter. An MRI revealed a bruise, but no structural damage.
Cleveland holds a 2–1 lead in the series after holding on for a five-point win in Game 3.
- Dan Gartland