The Trail Blazers’ 123-111 win over the Hornets featured the end of two cold streaks: Portland’s four-game slide and Robert Covington’s shooting struggles. In the victory, the former Rockets forward notched a season-high 21 points thanks to a 5-of-7 shooting mark from beyond the arc.
After the game, Covington’s solid performance garnered recognition from coach Terry Stotts. Those comments were highlighted by The Oregonian’s Aaron Fentress.
“Robert was player of the game,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “He did a little bit of everything. … I’m pretty sure this was his best game as a Blazer. He was just terrific.”
Covington also chimed in on his improved output, but he also made it a point to acknowledge that he needs to provide efficiency consistently.
“Overall, yeah,” he said. “But I’ve got to keep building. I’ve got to kind of keep putting these types of games together. I can’t have the drop-offs.”
Through 31 outings this season, Covington is averaging 7.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
You can check out the complete postgame analysis from Fentress at The Oregonian.