Covington to start as Sixers boast strongest starting lineup so far against Cavs


The 76ers host Cleveland tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in a game that fans should be excited for. Why? Because tonight the Sixers lineup is the closest to complete it has been in the teams opening two games.

The Sixers desperately need some consistency from the floor and luckily both Nik Stauskas and Robert Covington are not only in the lineup..but they’re starting.

The starting five will look as follows:

SG: Nik Stauskas
SF: Robert Covington
PF: Nerlens Noel
C: Jahlil Okafor
PG: Isaiah Canaan

It will be the first time that Covington has seen NBA action this year whilst Staukas kicked off the teams home debut with a gorgeous three pointer en route to a 12 point night despite limited minutes. The Sixers head into the game with .361% shooting inside the paint and .351% from three point range. The addition of Covington and Sauce is likely to not only boost the accuracy of the teams shooting but give us the first real insight as to how much progress the Sixers have made this off-season.

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