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Delly sparks Cavaliers in NBA playoffs

  • Delly sparks Cavaliers in NBA playoffs

    Australia's Matthew Dellavedova has ignited Cleveland to a 17-point romp over Detroit in the NBA.

Matthew Dellavedova has ignited the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 17-point romp over the Detroit Pistons in game two of their NBA Playoff series.

The Cavaliers struggled early, but the game changed at the start of the second quarter when the Australian point guard came off the bench.

Dellavedova delivered five assists in six minutes, including an alley-oop pass to team leader LeBron James for a thundering dunk to transform a five point deficit into a six point lead.

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The Cavaliers, who equalled the NBA Playoff game record of 23 successful three-pointers, went on to easily win 107-90 in Cleveland on Wednesday (Thursday AEST).

They hold an imperious 2-0 lead over the Pistons in the best-of-seven series.

Dellavedova finished with a game-high nine assists.

The country Victorian also had eight points from 3-5 shooting, including one three-pointer.

For the second straight game the Cavaliers' big three of James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love fired on the same night, while guard JR Smith was potent from behind the three point line.

James scored a game-high 27 points, Irving had 22 and Love scored 16 points and collected 10 rebounds.

Smith was hot with 21 points from seven three-pointers while Irving and Love had four and three three-pointers respectively.

Pistons centre Andre Drummond had 20 points and seven rebounds while Australian big man Aron Baynes did not have much impact with two points and one rebound from six minutes on the court.

The series between the Eastern Conference's No.1 seed Cavaliers and eighth seed Pistons moves to Detroit on Friday.

In the other Eastern Conference playoff game on Wednesday the third seed Miami Heat beat sixth seed Charlotte Hornets 115-103 to take a 2-0 lead.

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