Tar Heels in NBA: White comes close to triple-double in Bulls loss; Anthony scores 15 in Magic loss

By R.L. Bynum

Coby White toyed with his first career triple-double in the Chicago Bulls’ 127–125 overtime loss at Oklahoma City after leading by 16 points.

White had 12 points, four rebounds and five assists at halftime but came up short of the milestone with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. White hit a big 3-pointer, one of four in the game, to trim the Thunder’s lead to one with 1:48 left in overtime but the Bulls couldn’t take the lead.

In key late-game possessions, the ball was in the hands of Zach LaVine, who scored 35 points, instead of White, who played all but 36 seconds of the game.

It was the Bulls’ first game since Sunday after a Tuesday game against Boston got postponed.

Justin Jackson didn’t get into the game for Oklahoma City.

The Orlando Magic fell to 0–4 since the season-ending Markelle Fultz injury made Cole Anthony its starting point guard after going which was 6–2 beforehand.

In the Magic’s 124–97 loss at Boston, Anthony collected 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers. Anthony has only had more assists than turnovers in one of the four games.

He had no interest in drawing a charge from Tacko Fall:

Cameron Johnson’s Phoenix Suns, Wayne Ellington’s Detroit Pistons and Ed Davis’ Minnesota Timberwolves each had Friday games postponed.

How Tar Heels did Friday and what’s ahead

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
124–97 loss at Boston —
Started; 27 minutes, 15 points, 7–18 FG, 1–6 3FG, 0-1 FT, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 turnovers, -22, 3.3 game score
Season statistics — 12 games, 9.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 32.6FG%, 17.9%3P, 87.5FT
Up next — Saturday at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.; Monday at New York, noon, NBATV
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
138–100 loss vs. Los Angeles Clippers —
Started;34 minutes, 14 points, 4–12 FG, 1–3 3FG, 5–5 FT, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -24, 12.2 game score
Season statistics — 13 games, 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 50.3FG%, 40.9%3P, 81.3FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. New Orleans, 9 p.m.; Wednesday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
No game
Season statistics — 4 games, 5.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 50.0 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 1–3 FT
Up next —
Saturday at Memphis, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
106–103 loss at Cleveland —
Started; 31 minutes, 4 points, 2–5 FG, 0–2 3FG, 0–0 FT, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, -9, 3.2 game score
Season statistics — 11 games, 8.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 38.5FG%, 31.9%3P, 57.1FT%
Up next — Sunday at Boston, 1 p.m., NBATV; Monday vs. Orlando, noon, NBATV
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
Game vs. Memphis postponed
Season statistics — 7 games, 1.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist, 27.8FG%, 0–0 3FG, 75.0FT%
Up next — Monday at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m., NBATV; Wednesday vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
Game vs. Washington postponed
Season statistics — 6 games, 7.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 46.2FG%, 37.0 3P%, 1–1 FT
Up next — Saturday at Miami, 8 p.m.; Monday at Miami, 3 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers guard
No game
Season statistics — 13 games, 9.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 37.1FG%, 37.5%3P 70.0FT%
Up next —
Saturday at Memphis, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
127–125 OT win vs. Chicago
— 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 — Sunday vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m., NBATV; Tuesday at Denver, 9 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns forward
Game vs. Golden State postponed
Season statistics — 11 games, 12.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 47.1FG%, 38.4%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Saturday game vs. Indiana both postponed; Monday at Memphis, 5 p.m., TNT
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics — 3 games, 1.7 points, 1.0 rebound, 0 assists, 2–3 FG, 1–1 3FG, no FTA
Up next — Saturday vs. Atlanta, 10 p.m.; Monday vs. San Antonio, 3 p.m.
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
106–103 loss at Cleveland —
Didn’t play
Season statistics — 5 games, 0 points, 0–4 FG, 0–4 3FG, 1 rebound
Up next — Sunday at Boston, 1 p.m., NBATV; Monday vs. Orlando, noon, NBATV
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
127–125 OT loss at Oklahoma City — Started;44 minutes, 22 points, 8–20 FG, 4–9 3FG, 2–2 FT, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 turnovers, -6, 13.2 game score
Season statistics — 12 games, 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 41.8FG%, 36.5%3P, 84.4 FT
Up next — Sunday at Dallas, 3 p.m.; Monday vs. Houston, 8 p.m.

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