Rockets’ Austin Rivers to return for Game 2 vs. Warriors

Rockets’ Austin Rivers to return for Game 2 vs. Warriors

Rivers missed Game 1 with flu and stomach virus

Guard Austin Rivers will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals between Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets after missing Game 1 due to a flu and a stomach virus.

Per Houston Chronicle, Rockets guard Austin Rivers said he will play in Tuesday’s Game 2 against the Warriors, having had to sit out Game 1 with a flu and stomach virus. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said that was still to be determined by how well Rivers progresses, but Rivers had come a long way since Sunday when playing was not an option. “I thought I was going to die,” Rivers said. “Seriously. I had a 24-hour flu and then I had a stomach virus. I couldn’t get out of my bed without going to the bathroom. It was like every five, 10 minutes, I had to go to the bathroom or had to throw up. Anything I had to eat or drink wouldn’t last long. Running or jumping were not really an option.”

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