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Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova hospitalized for severe cramping

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova was hospitalized after experiencing severe cramping.
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova was hospitalized for severe cramping after team’s Game 3 96-91 victory on Wednesday over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the team announced.

The team said Dellavedova experienced cramping and needed an IV after playing 39 minutes and scoring 20 points.

Dellavedova continued to receive treatment after being taken by ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic. ESPN's Marc Stein reported on Wednesday that Dellavedova is scheduled to be discharged “shortly” from the hospital and is expected to meet with the media later in the day.

“Well, I mean, I know one thing I'm going to count on Delly is how hard he's going to play,” Cavaliers forward LeBron Jamessaid, according to “He's going to give everything he's got. His body, he's going to throw his body all over the place.”

James had 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as Cleveland took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Thursday night in Cleveland.

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Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert suffered a left shoulder injury in the first quarter after he ran into a screen set by Warriors forward Draymond Green. Shumpert will undergo tests to see if there is any damage to the shoulder.

Shumpert missed 20 games earlier this season while playing for the New York Knicks due to problems with the same shoulder. 

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“We just can't afford any more injuries," James said. "We just can't, especially from a guard perspective. I just thought about [Shumpert's] shoulder. As soon as it happened, I knew exactly which shoulder it was, and I was just hoping for the best."

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