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NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 5: It wasn't just Ron Artest making Alvin Gentry sick

May 28, 2010, 9:01 AM EDT

One of the great things about Los Angeles: Amazing food. Sure, there is great food in Phoenix, too, but LA’s version brings some Hollywood flair to it

Like deep-fried artichoke. Suns coach Alvin Gentry tried that for lunch at a LA area restaurant the afternoon before Game 5. That ended up being the first thing that made him sick to his stomach on Thursday.

“For some reason, it didn’t sit well with me,” said Gentry.

Gentry threw up during the first quarter (and had a trash can near his feet the rest of the night because he would not leave the sidelines). He took an IV at halftime. But the man is tough. He never left the sidelines, like a player with a broken nose he would not come out.

Although, he may have wished he had for the final 3.5 seconds.

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