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Jeff Hornacek blames Tyson Chandler’s illegal screen on Matthew Dellavedova, who wasn’t even on court

Brandon Knight’s go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute of last night’s Cavaliers-Suns game was waved off due to Tyson Chandler’s illegal screen.

After the 101-97 Cleveland win, Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek blamed Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova for the key call.

Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal:

One problem: Chandler screened Iman Shumpert. Dellavedova wasn’t even on the court.

That’s Dellavedova circled:


Coaches sometimes recall the wrong names, and Hornacek has a lot on his mind. But this wasn’t a mere mix-up. Hornacek really went after Dellavedova.

Dellavedova has a reputation for dirty play. Some of it is deserved. Some of it is not.

But for anyone arguing he’s unfairly scrutinize, this should be Exhibit A.