Brett Brown reveals Tobias Harris had a stomach virus before Sixers’ game vs. Cavs
The Philadelphia 76ers played a rather hideous game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Neither team played particularly well, with multiple people pointing out on Twitter that it seemed like neither the Sixers nor the Cavs really wanted to win.
One of the main culprits in performing poorly was Sixers wing Tobias Harris, who finished with a tough stat line of eight points on 4-of-17 shooting, including going 0-of-11 from downtown.
According to Sixers head coach Brett Brown, however, Harris was a game-time decision for the game against the Cavs due to a stomach virus he suffered heading to the game.
Brett Brown says Tobias Harris had a stomach virus and that he went through today not knowing if he was going to play.
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) November 13, 2019
Certainly, shooting so poorly is out of character for the veteran Harris, who is a career 36.3 percent shooter from downtown.
After signing a massive, max extension over the summer (five years/$180 million), Harris has not looked as impactful as he did when the Sixers first traded for him ahead of last year’s trade deadline.
Still though, it seems as if the entirety of the Sixers team was suffering from a stomach virus in this game, as the team shot a lowly 21.1 percent from downtown (8-of-38). Though Harris was the main culprit there, some of his fellow cohorts in the starting lineup weren’t so hot from downtown either: Josh Richardson was 1-of-8 and Furkan Korkmaz finished 2-of-6.