Aussies in NBA: Dellavedova stays aggressive in Cavs first preseason win
The Cleveland Cavaliers finally won their first preseason game, by securing a 103-97 victory against the Dallas Mavericks. Matthew Dellavedova scored 5 of 11 field goals in 25 minutes of playing time, recording 13 points overall, along with 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 turnover (box score).
Delly showed supreme confidence in his shot this game. There was no hesitation in pulling the trigger whenever he was open for the three-pointer, and made 3 of his 5 shots from beyond the arc. Dellavedova is definitely in a comfortable shooting rhythm right now. After going 0 for 3 in the preseason opener, the guard has warmed up and made 9 of 15 threes in the last 5 games.
The highlight Delly play of this game was definitely this sequence. Dellavedova picked the pass off, went on a one-man fast break, and finished the layup with impressive ease, creating ample space between the defender and himself for an easy layup.
Check out how excited Kyrie Irving was after the play! It certainly looks like Delly is ready for the season ahead; he's in prime condition, and fully locked in.
Matthew Dellavedova preseason performance against Dallas Mavericks