By R.L. Bynum

Cameron Johnson came off the bench to score a career-high-tying 21 points in the Phoenix Suns’ 116–110 road win over the Sacramento Kings to split the team’s games on consecutive days.

Johnson, who scored 11 of those points in the first half, made 3 of 4 3-point attempts after going 3 of 11 in the Suns’ first two games. It was the second game of his NBA career with at least 20 points after scoring 21 in a home loss to Toronto on March 3. His game score of 19.1 was higher than his score from the first two games combined (17.6).

After collecting a double-double in the Kings’ win on Saturday, Harrison Barnes had 10 points and seven rebounds Sunday.

Coby White had his best game of the season with a season-high 20 points with seven rebounds and five assists but the Chicago Bulls fell to 0–3. White went scoreless in the fourth quarter of a 129–128 loss to the Golden State Warriors. His 12.1 game score was his best in the three games

Cole Anthony’s Orlando Magic moved to 3–0 with a 120–113 victory at Washington. In 19 minutes, he collected 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers. He produced a 12.3 game score, his best of the season.

One of the biggest surprises of the night was the New York Knicks’ 130–110 home win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Reggie Bullock scored seven points in 17 minutes and Theo Pinson was scoreless in two minutes for the Knicks.

Two Tar Heels who barely played in their first two games — the Philadelphia 76ers’ Tony Bradley and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ed Davis — finally got into games Sunday but in one-sided losses.

In 17 minutes, Bradley had four points, eight rebounds and two blocks in a 118–94 defeat at Cleveland after not playing in the first two games. The Sixers’ Danny Green scored four points in 18 minutes.

Davis had four points and seven rebounds in the Wolves’ 127–91 road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers after getting in for 27 seconds in the previous game.

In off the court news, the Portland Trail Blazers exercised their third-year option for Nassir Little. Little hasn’t played in the Blazers’ first two games because of health and safety protocols.

How Tar Heels did Sunday and when they play next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
120–113 win at Washington — Didn’t start; 19 minutes, 12 points, 3–9 FG, 0–2 3FG, 6–6 FT, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 turnovers, +19, 12.3 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 40.0FG%, 14.3%3P, 100FT%
Up next — Tuesday at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.; Thursday vs. Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m., NBATV
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
116–110 loss vs. Phoenix — Started; 29 minutes, 10 points, 4–6 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2–3 FT, 7 rebounds, -15, 7.7 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists 48.6FG%, 0–6 3P, 72.7FT%.
Up next — Tuesday vs. Denver, 10 p.m.; Thursday at Houston, 7 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
118–94 loss at Cleveland — Didn’t start; 17 minutes, 4 points, 2–7 FG, 0–0 3FG, 0-1 FT, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, -5
Season statistics — Sunday’s game was his season debut.
Up next — Tuesday vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Orlando, 6:30 p.m., NBATV
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
130–110 win vs. Milwaukee — Started; 17 minutes, 7 points, 2–4 FG, 1–2 3FG, 2–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, +1, 4.1 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 36.4FG%, 35.7%3P, 75.0FT%
Up next — Tuesday at Cleveland, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
127–91 loss at L.A. Lakers — Didn’t start; 13 minutes, 4 points, 2–5 FG, 0–0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 turnovers, 4.0 game score
Season statistics — 2 games, 2.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 40FG%, no 3-point or FT attempts
Up next — Tuesday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m.; Friday vs. Washington, 8 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game on Sunday
Season statistics — Didn’t play in Detroit’s first two games
Up next —Monday at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Golden State, 7 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers guard
118–94 loss at Cleveland — Started; 18 minutes, 4 points, 1–2 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, -4, 4.3 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 28.6FG%, 18.2%3P, 2–2 FTs
Up next — Tuesday vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Orlando, 6:30 p.m., NBATV
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
No game Sunday
Season statistics — Didn’t play in Oklahoma City’s first game
Up next — Monday vs. Utah, 8 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns forward
116–110  win at Sacramento — Didn’t start; 21 minutes, 21 points, 7–9 FG, 3–4 3PFG, 4–4 FT, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, +25, 19.1 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 14.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 53.6FG%, 40.0%3P, 8–8 FT
Up next —Tuesday vs. New Orleans, 10 p.m., TNT; Thursday at Utah, 9 p.m., NBATV
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game Sunday
Season statistics — Didn’t play in Portland’s first two games
Up next —Monday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., NBATV; Wednesday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m., NBATV
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
130–110 win vs. Milwaukee — Didn’t start; 2 minutes, 0 points, no shots, -4, 0.0 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, no points, 0–2 FG, no other statistics
Up next — Tuesday at Cleveland, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
129–128 loss vs. Golden State — Started; 31 minutes, 20 points, 8–19 FG, 4–9 3FG, 0–0 FT, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 turnovers, -7, 12.1 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 35.0FG%, 39.1%3P, 4–4 FT
Up next —Tuesday at Washington, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Washington, 5 p.m.


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