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May 13, 2015 Updates

Taj Gibson wanted to make one thing clear after the Game 5 loss by the Chicago Bulls against the Cleveland Cavaliers -- he did not kick Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova. "It was not a dirty play at all," Gibson said. "He just leg locked me, and I was trying to get my foot out there. He was pretty strong for a little guy." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"I gave him a look like, 'What are you doing? This is basketball,'" Gibson said. "This [isn't] wrestling, but it got chippy. Both teams kind of swarmed the situation and made it bigger than what it was, but nobody threw any punches. I'm just sad that I couldn't finish the game and help my team." ESPN.com

The Gibson-Dellevedova incident led to the two teams pushing and shoving, and that was a talking point after the 106-101 Cleveland victory. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau called it "bizarre," while Cavaliers coach David Blatt wanted to choose his words carefully afterwards. "Melee doesn't seem to be the appropriate word," Blatt said. "Can you think of a different word, and I'll answer the question?" When it was referred to it as an altercation, Blatt said, "I didn't think anything of it. No comment." His response was met with a laugh. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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May 9, 2015 Updates

But some of his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates – specifically Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova – haven't been in this situation, and despite a restless Friday night mulling over the excruciating details of Chicago's last-second 99-96 victory over the Cavs, James said on Saturday, "They need my leadership now more than ever, more than anybody on our team. I will not show any weakness." There is no room for panic in the playoffs. "As leader of the team, I can't be down about anything," James said. "Even though it hurts me to lose last night, I hate losing. It was tough for me to sleep last night, but I'm not going to be shattered, not around these guys." Game 4 is Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC), and the Bulls are up 2-1 in the best-of-7 series. USA Today Sports

May 4, 2015 Updates

Iman Shumpert, Kyrie Irving and partly Matthew Dellavedova will be primarily responsible for keeping Rose in front of them. Nonetheless, if Rose is getting off, you might see James call for a defensive switch and that goes for anyone else who may catch on fire. "I think it's a different time. It's a different situation. If need be, will I need to guard Rose at times? I can do it," James said. "I can guard anybody on their team one through 15 if need be. But the time, the score, the game, the situation will dictate itself." Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 24, 2015 Updates

It seems like you guys have also developed a strong bond in the six plus months that you have been there. You guys are always posting up those Instagram photos after games. How is the camaraderie there? How is everything going for you? Kevin Love: The camaraderie has been great. This team is very close. We have a mix of guys, you know? Guys like who are in their second year like Delly (Matthew Dellavedova). Joe Harris is in his first year, he's our rook which always makes it fun to have him do the different duties. Then we have guys like Brendan Haywood, James Jones, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion, that are all the way up into their fifteenth or sixteenth season. CBSSports.com

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Matthew Dellavedova’s vacation plans will have to wait. The undrafted second-year point guard was a surprise addition to the Rising Stars game Friday during All-Star weekend. Dellavedova replaces injured Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who will miss the game with an ankle injury. Akron Beacon Journal

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