Following a game where he was hospitalized with severe dehydration, Matthew Dellevedova swore off his usual pre-game ritual of a cup of joe. This change took place following Game three of the NBA Finals.
Let’s take a closer look at Delly’s production in the six game series, using caffeine as the splits:
Games 1 to 3 Caffeinated Delly: 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg, countless diving for loose balls, innumerable erratic alley oop passes
Games 4 to 6 Sans Caffeine: 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.7apg
What can be gleaned from this? Coffee makes for a fine pre-game jolt.
Congrats to the Golden State Warriors on winning the 2015 NBA Championship!