Delly boomin’

Matthew Dellavedova is being lauded by Australian basketball legends after putting in a career-best performance for the Boomers against Serbia on Tuesday morning.

Dellavedova has played a major role in getting Australia’s Olympic campaign off to the best possible start, named among the best in the side’s opening upset win against France.

However it was in game two that he really turned it on, in a performance Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze described as “one of the greatest in Boomers history”.

Dellavedova recorded a double- double of 23 points (shooting 7/8 from the floor) and 13 assists, with zero turnovers, a feat he has never achieved in 215 NBA games, to help the Boomers turn a one point deficit at three quarter time into a 95-80 win.

The newly crowned NBA champion was brilliant from the opening tip-off, starting in blistering fashion, recording 10 points within the first six minutes of the match.

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