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 o...