Marcin Gortat Had Food Poisoning for Game 6


Wizards center Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in Friday’s Game 6 loss that eliminated Washington from the NBA playoffs. Gortat scored just two points on 1-of-4 shooting. The playing time was a career low, and the scoring output matched his career worst.

Gortat’s light workload was due to a case of food poisoning that had plagued him for two days leading up to the game, per the Washington Post.

“This morning I could barely walk pretty much. I didn’t feel right,” Gortat said. “I came in here and I threw up in the locker room. I felt a little bit better after that. I took a couple shots, different IVs. I feel kind of better now but I ain’t going lie, the shots kind of numbed me out totally. I tried to just go out and do something. Coach gave me an opportunity the first few minutes and it didn’t work for me. He pulled me out.”

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