By Steven J. Gaither
The Philadelphia 76ers got a big lift from a former HBCU star to avoid a date with the wrong-side of history. Philadelphia came up with an 85-77 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night to avoid an NBA record 0-18 start.
Great first win tonight. Came together and found a way to get it done. This only the beginning!!!
— Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) December 4, 2014
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Second-year forward Robert Covington chipped in a career-high 17 points in 31 minutes for Philadelphia. The former Tennessee State star was 3-for-6 from three point range and added four rebounds.
Covington was signed by the 76ers earlier this season after being selected first overall in the NBDL Draft back in October.