‘That might’ve been their best win of the season,’ is a line that’s been uttered a few times this season about the LA Clippers. On Friday night, it was Robert Covington‘s turn to show the rest of the NBA that despite being they’re shorthanded, the Clippers are still formidable and must-see TV. Just ask Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had a front row seat to the show on Friday night.

Behind career-nights from both Covington an Amir Coffey, the Clippers wiped the floor with the Milwaukee Bucks, winning their final road game of the season, 153-119. The 153 points set a new regular season franchise record, one point higher than the previous record. Oh, and they did this without Paul George, Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, Kawhi Leonard, Norman Powell, Brandon Boston Jr., Jay Scrubb, or Jason Preston.

“It says a lot [about this team],” head coach Tyronn Lue said after the win. “Just what this team is all about. No matter who is playing, we always think we got a chance to win. I know they didn’t play their guys over there either but this is a big win for us. So just seeing how fun it was, how much fun guys were having, the ball was moving, the ball was hopping, 34 assists, 153 points, two guys with career highs. And everybody on the bench is happy and cheering for Amir and RoCo.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez all sat out the game as well for the Bucks, given they were on the second night of a back-to-back following an overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets.

In just his 19th game with his new team, Robert Covington dropped a career-high 43 points, 11 three-pointers, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks on 15-of-24 shooting from the field. Covington’s 11 three-pointers, also a career-high, came on 18 attempts.

While the overall line was phenomenal, the most impressive part of Covington’s line might be that he took just nine dribbles leading into his 15 made field goals.

“He made some shots early, but I didn’t know it was going to be this kind of night,” Lue chuckled in response to Covington’s game. “I’m just happy for him. Just staying the course. Coming into a new situation where he has fit in great, it starts with his defense, his deflections, his willingness to want to defend every single possession. And tonight he was rewarded by getting open shots, I thought the guys really moved the basketball and got the ball to him and he made some big shots and I’m very happy for him.”

Robert Covington didn’t necessarily get off to a hot start against the Bucks. He had eight first quarter points and only 10 in the first half despite playing 21 minutes. He found a groove in the third quarter, however, knocking down five or his six three-pointers. The 17-point third quarter was followed up by a 16-point fourth in which Covington added another four three-pointers.

By the end of the night, Covington became the second Clipper this season to score at least 32 points in a half, joining Nicolas Batum, who did it on January 17th in a home win against the Indiana Pacers.

Covington drilled his 10th three-pointer with over seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The triple set a new Clippers franchise record for threes in a game, breaking Caron Butler’s old record of nine threes.

His 11th three-pointer of the game came with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter. It was more than enough time for him to try and go for the record. That’s what Giannis Antetokounmpo told him to do from the Bucks sideline.

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“They told me [about the franchise record] during the timeout in the fourth quarter,” Robert Covington said. “They were like, ‘Man, keep going. Just keep going. Don’t let up, don’t take your foot off the gas.’ And even the Bucks was like, Giannis Antetokounmpo told me, ‘Hey man, go for the record. I’m trying to see something.’ I was going for it.

“I think this is the most threes I’ve shot in a game in my career besides the G-League, but overall, to make that many threes, like I said my career high, and for my teammates to be that excited for me. That’s what really I’m enjoying the most. Just to see and enjoy that moment with them.”

Unfortunately, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks seemed to put the clamps on Covington from beyond the arc, allowing him to get inside for a couple easy baskets, but not allowing any more threes.

Robert Covington grew up and went to high school just outside of Chicago. He had a few family members at the Thursday night game against the Bulls, and his parents made the trip up to Milwaukee to watch the Clippers take on the Bucks on the second night of their back-to-back.

“I believe my parents are here and a couple other family members,” Covington said with a smile. “I’m not sure where they were sitting at, but they definitely said they was gonna come, I just didn’t know where. And I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to them today, so I didn’t know where they were sitting at. But it does feel good to know that I did have family here and for them to witness that.

“My teammates, throughout the game, they were telling me out there they was trying to get me 50, but the other team was like, ‘Nah, we can’t let you do that.’ So, I mean, I came close. Them two 3’s that I missed [in the fourth quarter], they looked really good, so you know it just was playing the right way and playing together and, like I said, my teammates wanted me to enjoy that moment and go for that 50 ball. But overall, man, I’m just excited that we played together. Played the way we did and the outcome was phenomenal for us.”

In addition to Covington’s monster night, Amir Coffey also had himself a career night. The swingman, who just had his two-way contract converted to a standard NBA contract, finished with 32 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and four steals on 10-of-16 shooting from the field, 5-of-9 from three, and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.

“It was crazy,” Coffey said of Covington’s big night. “It was a moment that he hit like five or six in a row. He’s just a pro’s pro, great teammate. It was cool to be in the game with him and I think he made history too with most 3s in franchise history, so that was cool.”

Considering the injury woes they’ve had to deal with all year, Clippers finished their season with a respectable 17-24 record on the road. They now get four home games to close out the season, the first being a showdown against the New Orleans Pelicans.

New Orleans currently sits 2.5 games back of the Clippers in the standings and own the tiebreaker since they won the season series. While it’s unlikely, there is an outside chance they catch LA for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. A Clippers win Sunday, however, would all but lock LA into the eighth seed.