Things have not gone according to plan for Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington on the offensive end of the floor. On offense, Trail Blazers newcomer Robert Covington is off to a rough start to his tenure in Portland.
Coach Terry Stotts voiced his displeasure with the Trail Blazers’ defense following Monday’s 125-122 loss to the Thunder. The Trail Blazers surrendered 69 points to the Thunder in the first half of Monday’s loss.
The Trail Blazers’ start to the season has been stunted by high-profile injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. The Trail Blazers’ laundry list of injuries are among the storylines that have shaped the first quarter of the of the 2020-21 regular season.
Portland scored like hotcakes and put multiple players over 20, but it wasn’t sufficient. In yet another wire-to-wire matchup at the Moda Center, the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-122.
The Blazers wing becomes the third starter out with an injury and will miss tonight’s matchup. A third Portland Trail Blazers starter has been added to the injury list with Robert Covington now listed as out with a concussion, according to the team’s digital reporter Casey Holdahl.
Conor McGregor suffered a second-round TKO defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier on Saturday night. After the match, Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard offered a blunt assessment of McGregor’s disappointing loss.
The Blazers and Grizzlies are scheduled to play again in Portland on Friday, so unless the NBA’s contact tracing investigation resolves quickly, that game may be in danger of being pushed back as well.