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Warriors outlast undermanned Cavs 106-96

  • Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Warriors won 106-96. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND — David Lee logged 38 more minutes than he thought he would Wednesday night after constantly vomiting and fighting a fever, dizziness and dehydration — "just about anything you can think of," he said — from all the fluids lost.

At one point in the second half, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson turned to Lee during a timeout and asked if his starting power forward felt well enough to continue.

"He said, 'No,'" Jackson said, laughing, because he kept Lee in the game anyway. "It just shows the character of these guys."

Lee played through flu-like symptoms to finish with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, helping the Warriors outlast the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-96. After sitting out the morning practice, Lee had to take intravenous fluids overnight and before the game just to stay on the court.

"Then I looked, we were up like 13 with like 2 minutes to go, and I kept looking like, 'Coach, come on, man,'" Lee said, smiling. "He just pretended like he didn't see me."


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