Lakers lose star Davis with flu-like symptoms, fall to Cavs

By TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — The flu shut down Anthony Davis. That’s the only thing that has stopped him lately. Davis was forced to leave Los Angeles’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers after the first quarter on Tuesday night and the Lakers struggled without their All-Star center in a 116-102 loss. Davis had scored 99 points in his previous two games and had been on a tear over the past 10 as the Lakers went 8-2 to erase most of a horrible start this season. He scored just one point in eight minutes before he was forced to leave. Davis didn’t attempt a shot while adding three rebounds and two assists before being forced to call it a night. Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Davis’ symptoms gradually got worse during the course of the day. “His temperature was 101 and so
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