Davis played during the illness on Tuesday, arriving at Madison Square Garden less than an hour before kick-off and finishing with 20 points and six rebounds in a 106-100 loss to the New York Knicks.
“I just woke up feeling bad,” Davis said after the Knicks game. “Headache. All the flu symptoms, really. Cough. Fever. Body pain. Everything. Just in the hotel, waiting for my fever to go down, and it was a mild fever, which could be contagious or something. thing like that, they said so I couldn’t leave until my fever went down.
“And the fever went down, I got in the car, I shot right here. About 48 minutes on the game clock. I went in, I did everything I could with the treatment. got dressed. I went out to play. That was it. “
It will be Davis’ first missed game of the season.
“His fever came back after the game, and he was in bed all day with this fever,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.
This is the Lakers’ 10th different starting lineup in 20 games this season.
“Well, we haven’t played a lot of minutes without Anthony,” Vogel said. “He’s been in every game, and it’s obviously a different challenge for us with what he does on both sides of the ball, and they’re a great team that we’re playing against, so their size and length to l. ‘interior will definitely be missed. We just have to adapt. We’ve put guys in and out of the roster all year, so it’s no different for us tonight. “
Los Angeles begins Wednesday 1-3 on its five-game road trip that ends against the Pacers.