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Philadelphia 76ers Get Career Game From Robert Covington In First Win

(Philly.com photo)

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.

//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.

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