Did Matthew Dellavedova Dive at Draymond Green's Knees in NBA Finals Game 3?

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2015


Once again, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova finds himself in the middle of a questionable play.

About one minute into Game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals, Dellavedova was involved in a bit of back-and-forth with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. Green knocked Dellavedova away from the action with a screen, and the Cavaliers guard responded with a hard bump of his own.

It appears as though Dellavedova was just getting back at Green and going for the hip or back, but given his recent history, some may think that he was aiming lower.

Green's mother, Mary Babers-Green, certainly felt it was a dirty play:

Dellavedova was involved in a few controversial plays in each of the past two rounds of the playoffs, which has sparked debate over whether he is just a scrappy player or dirty. You can judge for yourself whether this latest play was above board.