The Chicago Bulls cannot afford to lose another guard while Derrick Rose continues to watch games from the bench. Nate Robinson, who is clearly well aware of that, fought through flu-like symptoms during a Game 6 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. He was seen throwing up into a trash can on the Bulls bench during a timeout.
“There was a couple times I had to throw up during the game,” Robinson said after the game, via ESPNChicago.com. “But I didn’t know if they were going to call a foul on me if I threw up on Deron Williams and played through it. But I don’t know; we got to check the rulebook on that one.”
In fact, the core of the Bulls roster seems to have been rocked by some sort of bug. Taj Gibon also battled through an illness during Game 6 and was barely a factor because of it. Luol Deng did not play after undergoing a spinal tap to test for viral meningitis, which fortunately came back negative.
Not to take away from what the Nets were able to do to tie up the series and force a Game 7, but it’s amazing that the Bulls even had a chance to win at the end given the condition of some of their players. Robinson somehow played 42 minutes and scored 18 points, but it was not enough as Chicago lost 95-92. Hopefully he didn’t injure himself further just by puking. Believe it or not, it wouldn’t be the first time.
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