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The dirtiest NBA players

Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova, who is driving past Raptors guard Delon Wright during a game Jan. 4, is considered by many to be the NBA’s dirtiest player.

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Cleveland guard Matthew Dellavedova lands on top of Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard while battling for a loose ball during a game Dec. 8, 2015.

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People in L.A. probably know this from his seasons with the Clippers and Lakers, but Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes -- fouling Chris Paul while attempting a steal -- ranks among the NBA’s dirtiest players.

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard pays the price while trying to drive around Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes (22) during a game Nov. 21, 2015.

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Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, the first big man mentioned among the NBA’s dirtiest players, fouls Heat center Hassan Whiteside as he tries to dunk during a game Dec. 3, 2015.

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Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) tries to power his way past Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during a game Dec. 16, 2015.

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Warriors center Andrew Bogut, the first of two 7-footers to appear among the five dirtiest players in the NBA, fouls Jazz forward Gordon Hayward as he’s driving to the basket during a game Dec. 23, 2015.

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Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is no match for a well-placed elbow from Warriors center Andrew Bogut as they scramble for a loose ball during a game Dec. 12, 2015.

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Thunder center Steven Adams (12), the other 7-footer among the NBA’s five dirtiest players, keeps Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns at bay with a well-placed elbow during a game Jan. 12.

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Oklahoma City center Steven Adams grabs the arm of Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett as they scramble for a loose ball during a game Jan. 12.

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