By R.L. Bynum

When given a chance, Justin Jackson has rewarded the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Monday night was one of those chances as he scored eight of his 14 points in the second half and was 6 of 10 from the floor with two 3-pointers in the Thunder’s overtime 119–112 road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

His 9.8 game score was a season-high and the best since putting up a 14.8 in an 11-point, five-assist game for Dallas against Indiana on March 3.

Jackson’s 3-pointer with 10:26 left in regulation gave Oklahoma City a 90–79 lead.  

Of the four Tar Heels to play Monday, Cameron Johnson was the only one who got a victory. Johnson collected eight points and five rebounds in the Phoenix Suns’ 119–113 home victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was 3 of 11 from the floor and 2 of 8 from 3-point range.

It was tough shooting night for Coby White in the Chicago Bulls’ 105–101 loss to Washington. White had eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and one turnover on 3 of 10 shooting. White missed all four 3-point attempts.

Ed Davis had two points in five minutes of his Minnesota Timberwolves’ 127–122 loss at Dallas.

How Tar Heels did Monday, what’s ahead

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
No game
Season statistics
— 24 games, 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 37.8FG%, 33.3%3P, 83.6FT
Up next — Tuesday at Portland, 10 p.m.; Thursday at Golden State, 10 p.m.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
No game
Season statistics — 23 games, 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 49.6FG%, 41.7%3P, 85.4FT%
Up next — Tuesday vs. Philadelphia, 10 p.m.; Friday vs. Orlando, 10 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
No game
Season statistics
— 8 games, 4.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 50.0 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 3–5 FT
Up next —
Tuesday at Sacramento, 10 p.m.; Thursday at Portland, 10 p.m., TNT
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics —
20 games, 8.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 40.0FG%, 37.1%3P, 75.0FT%
Up next — Tuesday at Miami, 7:30 p.m.; Friday at Washington, 7 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
127–122 loss at Dallas — 5 minutes, 2 points, 1–1 FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, -3, 2.4 game score
Season statistics — 19 games, 2.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 87.5FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m.; Friday at Charlotte, 7 p.m., FSS
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game
Season statistics —
15 games, 12.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 51.6FG%, 50.5 3P%, 72.7FT%
Up next — Tuesday vs. Brooklyn, 7 p.m.; Thursday vs. Indiana, 8 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
No game
Season statistics — 24 games, 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 39.5FG%, 36.9%3P 66.7FT%
Up next —
Tuesday at Sacramento, 10 p.m.; Thursday at Portland, 10 p.m., TNT
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
119–112 OT loss at Los Angeles Lakers —
27 minutes, 14 points, 6–10 FG, 2–4 3FG, 0–1 FG, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, -4, 9.8 game score
Season statistics —
13 games, 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 assist, 41.7FG%, 25.6%3P, 76.9FT%
Up next — Wednesday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m.; Friday at Denver, 9 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
119–113 win vs. Cleveland —
28 minutes, 8 points, 3–11 FG, 2–8 3FG, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +13, 4.1 game score
Season statistics —
23 games, 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 43.7FG%, 36.3%3P, 88.5FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Milwaukee, 10 p.m., ESPN; Saturday at Phoenix, 3 p.m., NBATV
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics —
9 games, 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2 assists, 51.7%FG, 58.3%3P, 88.9FG%
Up next — Tuesday vs. Orlando, 10 p.m.; Thursday vs. Philadelphia, 10 p.m., TNT
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics — 7 games, 2 points, 1–6 FG, 0–5 3FG, 1 rebound
Up next — Tuesday at Miami, 7:30 p.m.; Friday at Washington, 7 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
105–101 loss vs. Washington — Started; 30 minutes, 8 points, 3–10 FG, 0–4 3FG, 2–2 FG, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, -4, 6.0 game score
Season statistics —
23 games, 14.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 39.7FG%, 34.9%3P, 86.5 FT
Up next — Wednesday vs. New Orleans, 9 p.m.; Friday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m.

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