Delly's clutch bucket sees Bucks past Celtics
|Steve Chalmers||Oct 19, 2017|
It may have been a Giannis Antetokounmpo coming out party in the Milwaukee Bucks' season opener, however Matthew Dellavedova's performance was not to be brushed aside.
Delly notched 15 points, a rebound and an assist in 26 minutes, including a clutch three-pointer with 45 seconds left in the game to put the Bucks up by five en route to the 108-100 victory.
Despite playing a valuable role in the Bucks' road victory, it wouldn't be a Dellavedova trademark game without an opponent being frustrated at Delly's game style.
This time it was Marcus Smart who was involved in a scuffle after running into a screen set by the Australian guard.
Smart then tried to set a screen of his own, only to be issued with a technical foul for flopping.
Dellavedova lost his starting role throughout last season to Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, however still looks to be earning himself minutes (26 today) even with Brogdon continuing to have a heavy load (41 minutes). Good signs for the Aussie.
The Bucks will next take to the floor Saturday when they host Dellavedova's previous club Cleveland at 10am (AEDT).