After the 101-97 Cleveland win, Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek blamed Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova for the key call.
Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal:
One problem: Chandler screened Iman Shumpert. Dellavedova wasn’t even on the court.
That’s Dellavedova circled:
Coaches sometimes recall the wrong names, and Hornacek has a lot on his mind. But this wasn’t a mere mix-up. Hornacek really went after Dellavedova.
Dellavedova has a reputation for dirty play. Some of it is deserved. Some of it is not.
But for anyone arguing he’s unfairly scrutinize, this should be Exhibit A.