By R.L. Bynum

It hasn’t been a smooth start with the Philadelphia 76ers for Danny Green.

He scored in double figures only four times in 11 games entering Tuesday’s home game against the Miami Heat and was coming off his worst game of the season in a loss at Atlanta.

All that frustration was behind him against the Heat as he scored a season-high 29 points and put up a season-high 22.5 game score in a 137–134 overtime victory, playing a season-high 50 minutes.

Green’s career-high nine 3-pointers tied the franchise record Dana Barros set on Jan. 27, 1995, in a loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Seven 76ers, including Allen Iverson and J.J. Redick, have eight 3-pointers in a game. Of the top 100 3-pointer game totals in Sixers history, Green’s 21 attempts are the most. The next-most was 18 by several, including Iverson to make 13 in 2016.

None of that was a surprise to Dwight Howard, who saw Green’s deadly shooting many nights when they both played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I always believe in Danny every time he shoots the ball,” Howard said. “I feel like it’s gonna go in and I have total confidence in him. He’s a great teammate, a great person, and then when he has those nights like that where people think he’s not shooting well or the shots are not falling, he’s still doing other great things on the floor.”

It was his highest scoring output since scoring 28 for the Lakers against the Clippers on Oct. 22, 2019, and his best game score since putting up 25.8 in a 25-point game for the Lakers against New Orleans on Jan. 3, 2020. That was the most playing time in a game since he played nearly 52 minutes with the Spurs in a 117–116 triple-overtime loss to Memphis on Dec. 17, 2014.

Sixers teammate Tony Bradley didn’t play.

The only other Tar Heel who had a game Tuesday was Justin Jackson, who didn’t play in Oklahoma City’s 129–116 victory at Brooklyn.

How Tar Heels did Tuesday and when they play next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 31.5FG%, 18.2%3P, 90.3FT
Up next — Friday at Boston, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 53.1FG%, 43.6%3P, 79.2FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Portland, 10 p.m.; Friday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
137–134 OT win vs. Miami — Didn’t play
Season statistics — 3 games, 7.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 50.0 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 1–3 FTUp next — Thursday vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., TNT; Saturday at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
109–88 Monday loss at Charlotte — Missed game with sore right hip
Season statistics — 10 games, 8.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 38.4FG%, 33.3%3P, 57.1FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Friday at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
No game
Season statistics — 7 games, 1.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist, 27.8FG%, 0–0 3FG, 75.0FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Memphis, 8 p.m.; Friday vs. Memphis, 8 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game
Season statistics — 5 games, 8.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist, 48.5FG%, 39.1 3P%, 1–1 FT
Up next — Wednesday vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.; Friday vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers guard
137–134 OT win vs. Miami — 50 minutes, 29 points, 10–25 FG, 9–21 3FG, 0–0 FT, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 6 turnovers, +7, 22.5 game score
Season statistics — 12 games, 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 36.1FG%, 35.8%3P 70.0FT% 70.0FT%Up next — Thursday vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., TNT; Saturday at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
129–116 win at Brooklyn — Didn’t play
Season statistics — 4 games, 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 36.8FG%, 8.3%3P, 83.3FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 8 p.m.; Friday vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns forward
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 12.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 47.1FG%, 38.4%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Atlanta, 9 p.m.; Friday vs. Golden State, 9 p.m.
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics — 2 games, 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0 assists, 2–3 FG, 1–1 3FG, no FTA
Up next — Wednesday at Sacramento, 10 p.m.; Thursday vs. Indiana, 10 p.m.
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics — 5 games, 0 points, 0–4 FG, 0–4 3FG, 1 rebound
Up next — Wednesday vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Friday at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 17.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 42.1FG%, 35.5%3P, 83.3 FT
Up next — Friday at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Dallas, 3 p.m.

What is a game score? Here is an exclamation.

By R.L. Bynum

It hasn’t been a smooth start with the Philadelphia 76ers for Danny Green.

He scored in double figures only four times in 11 games entering Tuesday’s home game against the Miami Heat and was coming off his worst game of the season in a loss at Atlanta.

All that frustration was behind him against the Heat as he scored a season-high 29 points and put up a season-high 22.5 game score in a 137–134 overtime victory, playing a season-high 50 minutes.

Green’s career-high nine 3-pointers tied the franchise record Dana Barros set on Jan. 27, 1995, against the Phoenix Suns.

None of that was a surprise to Dwight Howard, who saw Green’s deadly shooting many nights when they both played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I always believe in Danny every time he shoots the ball,” Howard said. “I feel like it’s gonna go in and I have total confidence in him. He’s a great teammate, a great person, and then when he has those nights like that where people think he’s not shooting well or the shots are not falling, he’s still doing other great things on the floor.”

It was his highest scoring output since scoring 28 for the Lakers against the Clippers on Oct. 22, 2019, and his best game score since putting up 25.8 in a 25-point game for the Lakers against New Orleans on Jan. 3, 2020. That was the most playing time in a game since he played nearly 52 minutes with the Spurs in a 117–116 triple-overtime loss to Memphis on Dec. 17, 2014.

Sixers teammate Tony Bradley didn’t play.

The only other Tar Heel who had a game Tuesday was Justin Jackson, who didn’t play in Oklahoma City’s 129–116 victory at Brooklyn.

How Tar Heels did Tuesday and when they play next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 31.5FG%, 18.2%3P, 90.3FT
Up next — Friday at Boston, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 53.1FG%, 43.6%3P, 79.2FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Portland, 10 p.m.; Friday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
137–134 OT win vs. Miami — Didn’t play
Season statistics — 3 games, 7.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 50.0 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 1–3 FTUp next — Thursday vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., TNT; Saturday at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
109–88 Monday loss at Charlotte — Missed game with sore right hip
Season statistics — 10 games, 8.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 38.4FG%, 33.3%3P, 57.1FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Friday at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
No game
Season statistics — 7 games, 1.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist, 27.8FG%, 0–0 3FG, 75.0FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Memphis, 8 p.m.; Friday vs. Memphis, 8 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game
Season statistics — 5 games, 8.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist, 48.5FG%, 39.1 3P%, 1–1 FT
Up next — Wednesday vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.; Friday vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers guard
137–134 OT win vs. Miami — 50 minutes, 29 points, 10–25 FG, 9–21 3FG, 0–0 FT, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 6 turnovers, +7, 22.5 game score
Season statistics — 11 games, 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 34.9FG%, 33.3%3P 70.0FT%Up next — Thursday vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., TNT; Saturday at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
129–116 win at Brooklyn — Didn’t play
Season statistics — 2 games, 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 38.5FG%, 0–8 3FG, 4–4 FT
Up next — Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 8 p.m.; Friday vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns forward
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 12.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 47.1FG%, 38.4%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Atlanta, 9 p.m.; Friday vs. Golden State, 9 p.m.
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics — 2 games, 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0 assists, 2–3 FG, 1–1 3FG, no FTA
Up next — Wednesday at Sacramento, 10 p.m.; Thursday vs. Indiana, 10 p.m.
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics — 5 games, 0 points, 0–4 FG, 0–4 3FG, 1 rebound
Up next — Wednesday vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Friday at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
No game
Season statistics — 11 games, 17.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 42.1FG%, 35.5%3P, 83.3 FT
Up next — Friday at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Dallas, 3 p.m.

What is a game score? Here is an exclamation.

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