LeBron out vs. Thunder with flu-like symptoms

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Los Angeles Lakers were without the bulk of their starting lineup Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

LeBron James was ruled out because of an illness and flu-like symptoms and Danny Green also missed the game because of a sore right hip, the team announced.

Anthony Davis, who missed Friday’s win in Dallas because of a bruised buttocks injury suffered earlier in the week versus New York, was also ruled out.

The Lakers started Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee.

James, 35, has played in all but one game so far this season for L.A., which the Lakers lost.