Covington had 29 points (9-16 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six steals, five rebounds and an assist in 32 minutes on Wednesday in a loss to the Kings. Covington awoke from the dead on Wednesday in a big way and had season-highs for points and 3-pointers made. We can mainly chalk Covington's big performance up to the Kings being in town, who give up the most 3-pointers per game in the NBA. The six steals were a big help to Covington as well, and they were the most he'd had since the end of November. Covington and the Sixers take on the Pelicans after the All-Star break, which should be a great opportunity for him to pick up where he left off.
Covington went scoreless (0-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt), grabbing four rebounds and recording one block in 19 minutes during the 76ers' 106-94 loss to the Wizards on Friday. Covington appeared to be playing through some slight pain in his arm/wrist on Friday, but it's possible it was merely an off night. Covington is 3-for-14 in 40 minutes combined during the last two games, but as long as he is alright health-wise, he figures to continue earning plentiful minutes most nights on a 76ers team in need of his two-way capabilities.
Covington (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Jessica Camerato of CSN New England reports. Covington missed Monday's practice due to a stomach illness, but he went through a full workout Tuesday and figures to be ready for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. Covington has had an up-and-down season, but he's been productive lately, averaging 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals over his last eight contests while shooting 42 percent from three on more than eight attempts per game.
Covington missed practice Monday due to a stomach virus, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports. The illness is likely nothing serious, but Covington should be considered day-to-day until the team says otherwise. With another day off before Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, Covington figures to have a good chance to play, though more info should be available following Tuesday's practice.
Covington had 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt), 13 rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist in a loss Saturday against the Warriors. Covington played a team-high 36 minutes and thrived in the up-tempo style of play against the Warriors on Saturday. The 13 rebounds were one shy of his season-high and he did great work at the defensive end as well. Covington was once a sneaky play in fantasy, but those days are long gone and now everyone knows his name. Covington's minutes have been trending in the right direction over the last six games, and he will continue to stuff the stat in a number of different areas.
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