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“Changed my pre-game routine,” Robert Covington reveals his secret of finding the offensive rhythm

Robert Covington

Robert Covington led Portland Trail Blazers with a 123-111 victory over Charlotte Hornets. He entered, averaging only 7.7 points per contest, but at the end came through with his highest point total of the season to aid the victory.

Trail Blazers just broke their four-game losing streak tonight, and several players have contributed to that win. For example, Anthony pushed the team to victory with 29 points, while Covington and Lillard both put up double-doubles. Lillard scored 23 points with ten assists; on the other hand, Covington became the top performer with 21 points. He also had ten rebounds along with two blocks and two steals.

Season performance by Robert Covington

Robert Covington has been going through a tough time this season. The 30-year-old has scored in double digits just eight times all season, including tonight’s game. However, Covington’s sudden lighten up might boost his confidence and add more wins for Trail Blazers. He missed several sure shots this year, and it was the second time he did not miss a shot from deep. However, his last spontaneous performance came out against Dallas Mavericks last month. Throughout February, Covington is averaging 7.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.5 steals, 1.3 turnovers, and 8.1 points.

Robert Covington #23 and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers

Robert Covington #23 and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers hi-five during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on March 1, 2021 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

For Covington, it was a season-high performance against the Hornets and definitely an impressive start for this month. Tonight, he spontaneously played both on defense and offense. His two blocks and two steals added value to the game and made him the top performer.

Covington about his performance

In a post-game interview, Covington was asked about the secret of his enormous offensive performance. “What was clicking for you offensively man,” the interviewer asked.

Covington played differently than other games and changed his pre-game plans. Besides, Robert Covington seemed more relaxed throughout the game, and his shooting rhythm was noticeable.

“You know being more relaxed and you know throughout the game you know my rhythm and everything was the same way so you know I just had to maintain that and you know to see how the shots go in,” Covington explains the reason behind his boosted performance. 

It was good to see that he hits three, and fans should be happy to enjoy Covington’s comeback. Portland Trail Blazers will face Golden State Warriors in their next game.

Read more: Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard slams media pressure in podcast interview


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