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Kevin Love eats bad fish, gets sick, drops 10 pounds, still puts up 12 points, 11 boards

Kevin Love, Solomon Hill

New Orleans Pelicans’ Solomon Hill, left, knocks the ball loose from Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Kevin Love sounds like he was in a scene out of the movie “Airplane” — he shouldn’t have had the fish.

It all came to light Monday night he went out and played but wasn’t terribly energetic, shooting 5-of-19 and missing all his threes. He still had 12 points and 11 boards, which after we found out why he was off made that performance far more impressive.

Not that you want or need them, but here are more details via Dave McMenamin at ESPN.

“When I got the call from [Cavs head athletic trainer] Steve [Spiro], he said [Love] had lost 10 pounds and he was throwing up and whatever else I can’t say,” Lue said.

Love wasn’t the only person spending Sunday in the bathroom a lot, he was wasn’t there because of how he spent New Year’s Eve. LeBron James also was not feeling well during the Cavaliers win Tuesday, but he still dropped 26 points.