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Matthew Dellavedova
Man at work: Aussie guard Dellavedova sparks Cavs with grit

The kid was fearless, relentless, a hustler. Growing up in tiny Maryborough, Australia, Matthew Dellavedova tried every sport. And no matter if it was playing basketball, soccer, Aussie rules football, tennis, cricket or field hockey, the Cavaliers backup point guard went after the ball with disregard for his body. Face first. "He's always been that way," said his 77-year-old grandfather, Alan Dellavedova, who watches all of Cleveland's games in Australia. "He doesn't leave anything out there. What he has, he gives. And if he sees the ball, he wants it." It's been that way in the NBA playoffs. Dellavedova has become a cult hero in Cleveland, where...

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