By R.L. Bynum

Wayne Ellington made his season debut with 11 points in the Detroit Pistons’ 128–120 road loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Ellington didn’t play in the first two games for the 0–3 Pistons before entering Monday’s game in the first period. His first shot of the season, a 3-point attempt with 2:08 left in that quarter, went in, the first of a trio of 3-pointer in the game.

After the New York Knicks waived Ellington last month, he signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Pistons. He’s fighting for playing time at shooting guard behind Delon Wright and Svi Mykhailuk.

On a light night in the NBA, only two other UNC players had games and neither played.

For the second time in as many games, Justin Jackson didn’t get off the bench for Oklahoma City. The Thunder fell to 1–1 with a 110–109 home loss to the Utah Jazz.

Nassir Little again wasn’t active for the Portland Trail Blazers in their 115–107 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers just as with the previous two games. He has been listed as inactive due to health and safety protocols.

How Tar Heels did Monday and when they play next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
No game on Monday.
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
No game on Monday
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
No game on Monday
Season statistics — 1 game, 4.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 28.6 FG%, no 3-point or FT attempts
Up next — Tuesday vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Orlando, 6:30 p.m., NBATV
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game Monday
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
No game Monday
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
128–120 loss at Atlanta — 20 minutes, 11 points, 4–10 FG, 2–7 3P%, 1–1 FT, 1 rebound, 1 turnover, -6, 4.5 game score
Season statistics — Monday was his season debut.
Up next — Tuesday vs. Golden State, 7 p.m.; Friday vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers guard
No game Monday
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
110–109 loss vs. Utah — Didn’t play.
Season statistics — Hasn’t played in either of Oklahoma City’s games.
Up next — Tuesday vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.; Thursday vs. New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns forward
No game Monday
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
115–107 win at Los Angeles Lakers — Didn’t play
Season statistics — Hasn’t played in Portland’s first three games
Up next — Wednesday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m., NBATV; Friday at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., NBATV
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game Monday
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
No game Monday
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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