SALT LAKE CITY – Houston Rocket Center Clint Capela, who may have had the worst performance of the Rockets season “107-91 Game 4 Loss for Utah Jazz on Monday, told ESPN that he has been fighting for two respiratory diseases during the series.
Capela, who missed an exercise due to illness days before the start of the series, said he was diagnosed with adenovirus and a klebsiell infection during a Sunday visit to a Salt Lake City doctor who prescribed medication and eye drops.
Capela, whose eyes were extremely bloodshot, was told that it would be another four or five days before he would be fully recovered.
“It’s tough, man,” said Capela to ESPN after holding to four points in 1
-by-6 shooting and seven rebounds in the loss. “Especially when I try to breathe, it’s hard. I’ll just fight the best I can.”
It was a season’s worst score for Capela, which averaged 16.6 points and 12.7 returns in the regular season. He grabbed less than seven rebounds just twice this season.
The rockets were outscored with 20 points in Capela’s game 4 minutes. It was his second worst plus-minus season behind a minus-22 in a 6 Dec loss in Utah.