Delly and Bogut to clash

MATTHEW Dellavedova will go head-to-head with fellow Boomers' star Andrew Bogut for the first time in his NBA career on Monday.

Dellavedova's Cleveland Cavaliers (10-19) host Bogut's Golden State Warriors (18-13) at the Q-Arena.

The Cavs suffered a 103-100 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday morning (AEDT).

Despite being in good form recently, Dellavedova played just the four minutes, scoring two points.

In Friday's heartbreaking 127-125 double overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Dellavedova scored nine points, including four clutch free throws in the final minute of the first period of overtime.

Dellavedova earned praise last week from NBA writer David Zavac.

"Dellavedova has appeared in 20 of 27 games for the Cavaliers, and they are unquestionably a better team with him on the court than with him off of it thus far,'' Zavac wrote.

"On a team full of guys who love to dribble and shoot, Delly is one of the few guys that has consistently looked to keep the ball moving.

"The Cavaliers are scoring 123 points per 100 possessions in the 304 minutes he has played.

"That is an insanely good number. Right now, the Portland Trailblazers have the highest offensive rating in basketball at 114.

"Overall, the Cavaliers rating is 100.4, ranking 27th. It's a small sample size, but the offence is scoring when Dellavedova sees time."

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