Somehow, The Sickest Play Of The 2018 NBA Playoffs Belongs To Matthew Dellavedova

Bryan Brandom
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Thirty games into the 2018 NBA playoffs, the nastiest play of the postseason came courtesy not of a former MVP like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Russell Westbrook, or a future MVP like James Harden, or any of the Philadelphia 76ers’ up-and-coming studs.

Thus far, the play of the playoffs belongs to Matthew Dellavedova.

And though it came at the end of the first quarter, it proved to be crucial to his Milwaukee Bucks’ 104-102 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

After Khris Middleton gave two defenders the slip for a bucket with 1.2 seconds remaining in the period, Celts big man Marcus Morris tried to roll the ball down to Shane Larkin to save time in getting the ball down the floor.

Delly sniffed it out.

In one motion, the NBA’s living embodiment of Scrappy-Doo secured the all the momentum for Milwaukee.

You can have your filthy dunks and your face-scrunching stepbacks, give me the complete demoralization of this play any day.

Giannis Atentokounmpo wasn’t bad either in Game 4.

He murdered Al Horford.

Minutes later he came out of his safe house to tap home the game-winner and tie the series at 2-2.