As the Milwaukee Bucks looked to chip away at their deficit, Houston Rockets defensive force Robert Covington met Giannis at the rim for an emphatic block.
It’s become fairly obvious this season that there’s no love lost between Houston Rockets superstar James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. We’ve covered the beef between the two in detail in the past, and although the hard feelings have seemed to cool off, it’s still always fun to see the Rockets go at him.
It’s undoubtedly irritating for Rockets fans to see Giannis get to the rim unimpeded so often, which was frequently the case in the first half of Sunday’s game.
With the second quarter coming to a close, the Greek Freak again found himself in his sweet spot when he was met by the 6-foot-7 Robert Covington. The result was this:
Covington said nah pic.twitter.com/Jkio0IkMbO
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 3, 2020
What added insult to injury was the fact that RoCo’s resistance was so strong that it knocked the reigning NBA MVP on his backside.
As we’ve discussed since the Rockets traded for Covington, he’s been hosting block parties on a nightly basis. In Houston’s big comeback win over the Dallas Mavericks, he had an equally impressive block over an even taller player, Kristaps Porzingis:
As the season continues, it’s becoming clear that Covington’s knack for swatting away shots is no fluke. His ability to position himself where he’ll be needed to get to an opponent’s shot quickly has been uncanny throughout his tenure with the Rockets.
As the Rockets continue to battle for a higher seed in the Western Conference, Covington is averaging a staggering 2.6 blocks per game for them so far.
The Houston Rockets might be playing micro ball, but that doesn’t mean bigs are going to get away with whatever they want inside.