September 10, 2020, 10:55 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (head) played just 24 minutes in Thursday's Game 4 loss, scoring three points and grabbing two steals.
It's unclear whether Covington was slowed down by headaches despite passing all the concussion protocols from the elbow he took in Game 3. The Rockets will definitely need him to do more in the next game.
September 10, 2020, 10:42 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker was held scoreless in 33 minutes on Thursday, missing all four shot attempts and grabbing three boards as the Rockets fell 110-100 in Game 4.
Tucker failed to make an impact on either side of the ball as he struggled again against Anthony Davis's size and speed. The Rockets can't win without more from Tucker and fellow undersized big Robert Covington. If they don't do more in Game 5, the Rockets will be golfing.
September 10, 2020, 5:37 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (head) is available for Thursday's Game 4 with the Lakers.
Covington was expected to play as of yesterday but got added to this morning's injury report with a headache. He left Game 3 after taking an elbow to the nose but passed all of his concussion tests. Fire up RoCo in DFS if you had planned on doing so.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
September 10, 2020, 11:11 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (head) has been listed as questionable for Thursday's Game 4 against Los Angeles.
After taking an Anthony Davis elbow to the face on Tuesday it was expected RoCo would be able to take the court on Thursday. He has since been listed as questionable with a headache and his status is now uncertain. He is not dealing with any other physical ailments from the collision and a decision will most likely be made on how he is feeling closer to tip-off. Keep an eye on his status as the day goes on. With Danuel House already pronounced out, Houston cannot afford to lose another valuable part of their rotation as they look to knot the series.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 9, 2020, 3:51 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (nose) will be available to play in Game 4 on Thursday.
Covington's face hit the elbow of Anthony Davis on Tuesday night. However, he does not have a head injury and will be able to play as expected. Covington scored 10 points in Game 4 while playing 36 minutes.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
September 9, 2020, 12:01 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (nose) still needs to clear one more concussion test but is expected to be available to play in Game 4 on Thursday night according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Covington got his face pushed into Anthony Davis' elbow in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game, and neither player was able to brace for the unexpected collision. After the game, Mike D'Antoni said, "I think he got hit in the nose. He was bleeding pretty good." As long as Covington has avoided a concussion or a significant fracture, odds are he'll play through the injury as the Rockets try to tie this series up.
Source: Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2020, 11:44 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (face) headed back to the locker during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Game 3 vs. the Rockets after a bloody collision with Anthony Davis.
Both players were shaken up on the play, but Covington was bloodied and seemed to get the worst of it. It appeared that Davis' leg made contact with Covington's face/head area. Covington walked off the court with a towel over his face and went back to be examined in the locker room.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
September 6, 2020, 11:26 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon put up 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting in 36 minutes of action in a Game 2 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Gordon followed up his 23-point outing in Game 1 with a solid performance in this one. He knocked down six triples and added one rebound and three assists to the box score. Gordon and Robert Covington (17 points on four 3-pointers) proved to be solid complementary scorers in Game 2, but the Rockets fell short in the fourth quarter.
September 5, 2020, 12:16 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington anchored the Rockets' defensive effort in a team-high 39 minutes on Friday, recording four steals and one block to go along with his six points (2-of-3 from deep), seven rebounds and two assists.
Covington was instrumental in slowing down Anthony Davis tonight. Both he and P.J. Tucker (six points, nine rebounds, one assist, two 3s, two steals) made mostly smart use of their fouls when they were forced to commit them. Overall, both players fulfilled their roles admirably, something they'll need to replicate if the Rockets are to complete this upset and advance to the Western Conference Finals.
September 3, 2020, 12:15 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington stuffed the stat sheet on Wednesday night with 21 points (7-of-15 FG, 6-of-11 3PT), 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks in Game 7 vs. the Thunder.
Covington was fantastic in the prior two games of this series and tonight was no different. He’s been rolling lately and aside from the defense and piles of threes he's also stepped up his shooting efficiency, hitting 55% of his shots from the field over the last five games.
September 1, 2020, 12:00 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, five steals, three blocks and four triples in Monday's Game 6 against the Thunder.
Covington played well on both ends of the floor, but when the game was on the line, he was roasted by Chris Paul in isolation sets. He's a great help defender and his shot is coming back to form, but he can't stay with the Thunder guards on the perimeter and they're relentless attacking him there,.
August 29, 2020, 9:28 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington was on fire on Saturday, making 6-of-11 shots from deep en route to his 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting.
It was just one of those nights where RoCo was feeling it and was able to knock down three after three. He also added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals to his line for the night and the scoring he provided proved useful as the Rockets easily dismantled the Thunder to go up 3-2 in their series.
August 24, 2020, 7:08 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington began to turn things around after a dismal outing in Game 3, putting up 14 points including four triples to go with six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 34 minutes during Monday's loss to the Thunder.
Covington has been a bit of a disappointment thus far during the resumption but looked more like himself on Monday. Playing as the center for the Rockets is certainly not doing him any favors when it comes to breaking down his productivity. A lot of his value comes from his ability to play in the passing lanes and to play the help line on defense. Nonetheless, this is going to be his role moving forward and the Rockets are going to need him to maintain this kind of form if they are to re-establish some dominance.
August 22, 2020, 9:27 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington was hampered by foul trouble on Saturday and was limited to playing just 19 minutes, posting five points, five rebounds, one 3-pointer with two steals and one block.
RoCo was a minus-16 in the +/- column and could not get into his usual flow on either end of the floor. He should bounce back soon, in a game where he's not saddled by foul trouble.
August 20, 2020, 6:18 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington didn’t get into the game for the entirety of the fourth quarter on Thursday, ending the game with 10 points (4-of-7), two rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block, two 3-pointers and three turnovers in 28 minutes.
Covington was benched in favor of Jeff Green, who had an excellent game off the bench and has been a welcomed addition to the Rockets. Unfortunately, the same can not be said of Covington so far in the postseason as he has looked uncomfortable at times, specifically on the offensive end. The Rockets will hope to get Covington back on track as the series continues on Saturday. He did still return six cash counters despite not seeing any action in the fourth quarter.