Robert Covington played through his knee injury and hit just 1-of-8 shots for seven points, but also had nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's tough 106-104 loss to the Warriors.
Covington shot it like this all the time for the first half of the season, but has really turned his season around lately. And while his shot was broken tonight, it was nice to see him out there after missing his last game, and he salvaged a solid stat line on a night when it could have gone the other way. Even with tonight's dud, Ro-Co is still averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.5 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last four games. Enjoy it while it lasts, as the Sixers won't likely have room for Covington to have this big a role next season, assuming guys like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are healthy.