Watch: Matthew Dellavedova smacks Andre Iguodala in the groin

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Friday June 3rd, 2016

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The third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals came to a halt after Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova took a swipe at Warriors forward Andre Iguodala that caught him in the crotch.

Dellavedova reached out but got no part of the basketball, whacking Iguodala down under and sparking a scuffle. After review, the play was ruled a common foul and not a flagrant. The Aussie guard has developed a reputation for his hard play and occasionally questionable physicality, and Golden State did not respond in kind.

Watch the play below.

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After leading 74–68 after three, the Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 104–89 Game 1 win.

Iguodala played down the incident after the game.

“I respect a lot of guys’ hustles in this league. You’ve got guys who got to get a little dirty, got to get a little physical to make a life and feed their families,” Iguodala said. “I only respect that. For me, it’s just keeping my composure.”


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Game 2 is Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

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