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Los Angeles Clippers’ Robert Covington spent the night of his career with key players out, losing 43 in the win

Los Angeles Clippers' Robert Covington spent the night of his career with key players out, losing 43 in the win

Despite the fact that the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers rested many starters and key players, Robert Covington He still makes Friday night’s game a record for the Clippers.

Utilizing the Clippers sitting on four Novices, Covington buried a franchise record of 11 three-pointers and a career high of 43 points to help the Clippers blast the Bucks 153-119 at the Fiserv Forum. Covington’s 11 hat-tricks are the most in an NBA game this season. According to the Clippers, he is the only player to have at least 43 points, 11 three-pointers, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.

even in Giannis Antikonmo, who had been watching the match while he was away, was impressed by Covington’s night of career. Covington had not scored more than 31 points and had not scored more than seven three-pointers in his NBA career before Friday.

“My teammates, throughout the game, were telling me they were trying to get me 50,” Covington said. “I approached”.

Covington added, “And even Giannis said to me, ‘Hey man, set the record. I’m trying to see something. “I was aiming for it. I think this is the most 3 seconds I’ve shot in a game in my career besides the G League.”

Covington made 11 out of 18 shots from 3 points and was green lighted Paul George (elbow maintenance), Reggie Jackson (comfort), Marcus Morris Sr.. (left knee soreness) and Nicholas Batum (left ankle soreness) sitting out one night after Los Angeles (38-40) lost in overtime in Chicago. Colleague kofi prince It was a great night too, with 32 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Six of the eight Clippers who played scored in double digits to help the team set a franchise record for most points scored in a regular season game.

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The Bucks are also playing Game Two of a straight game after winning Brooklyn in overtime Thursday night, and they held off against Antetokounmpo (right knee ache), Jrue holiday (left ankle sprain), khris middleton (left wrist pain) and Brooke Lopez (Back to competition renewal) While not playing either Wesley Matthews And the Grayson Allen.

With Milwaukee’s best performing, the Clippers led the game by as much as 43 points late in the fourth quarter.

Covington knew he was having the best night of his nine-year career in the third quarter.

“When I scored my first five points and scored 17 points in it [the third] “I think it’s the most I’ve scored in a quarter in my career,” said Covington, who entered the night averaging 8.9 points per game this season.

He added, “The basket is getting bigger and bigger and my rhythm has stayed the same. My colleagues found me, on the money.”

The Clippers acquired Covington in a deal for Norman Powell Shortly before the trade deadline. Covington built a reputation on his defense but is now making Clippers history with his 3-point shot.

Then, his teammates doused Covington with ice water in the locker room in celebration.

“I mean he took a few shots early, but I didn’t know it was going to be this kind of night,” Clippers coach Tai Lu said. “I’m just happy for him. Getting into a new situation where he’s coping great, it starts with his defences, his deflections, his willingness to defend every possession. And tonight he was rewarded with getting open shots.”

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