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NBA Finals notes: Matthew Dellavedova released from hospital, ready to go

Matthew Dellavedova walked into the interview room double-fisted – with two cups of water.

After being hospitalized with dehydration after exhausting himself during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the hustling guard was upright – a good sign for the Cavaliers.

Dellavedova was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday and said he’s ready to play tonight against the Golden State Warriors, who have spent the past three games being bothered by the pesky Australian.

Dellavedova cramped up following Tuesday night’s game, and after receiving IV treatment, he was taken to the hospital for more procedures. He scored 20 points – converting a clutch three-point play in the fourth quarter – and spent 38 exhausting minutes diving on the floor, into the stands and doing all he could to stop MVP Stephen Curry.

Green ailing

Golden State’s Draymond Green is battling back spasms but is expected to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Coach Steve Kerr says Green is getting treatment and will be evaluated each day, but “should be OK” for today’s game.

Irving’s injury ‘freak play’

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving says he was not putting himself at risk by playing extra minutes when he broke his left kneecap in Game 1.

Irving underwent surgery and will need at least three months to recover. He said the injury happened on a “freak play” and he knew right away it was serious.

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