Jan 3, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) hits the game winning shot past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) with 0.2 seconds left at Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia 76ers won 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Although they’re trusting the process in Philly, it was Robert Covington who had the trust of his team placed with him on Tuesday night. 

There was a time during the second quarter where this game appeared to be over. The Philadelphia 76ers stretched their lead to 26 over the Minnesota Timberwolves thanks to strong outings from Joel Embiid (25 points, eight rebounds) and Ersan Ilyasova (19 points, five rebounds).

Minnesota crawled all the way back — and I mean all the way. Zach LaVine tallied 28 points to lead the thwarted comeback attempt, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 15 rebounds. Ricky Rubio made just two shots on the evening, but his second was a 25-footer that tied the game at 91 all with less than two seconds left.

Covington won the game on the very next play. Dario Saric threw a perfect lob pass out of a side out-of-bounds play, and Covington converted on the fall-away layup with .2 seconds left on the clock.

Those were points 12 and 13, and he was 3-of-13 before that attempt. Covington added ten rebounds and four steals to his stat line, and the Sixers improved to 9-24 on the year.

Sam Hinkie’s vision lives on!

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