Tar Heels in NBA: Green’s four 3-pointers help Sixers snap streak; Barnes dealing with a foot injury

By R.L. Bynum

Danny Green came up with a good game for the Philadelphia 76ers when they needed it Wednesday night as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 118–113 home victory over the Houston Rockets.

Green had 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting from 3-point range with two blocks and three assists. One of those blocks was on a driving John Wall shot in the final seconds.

It was Green’s seventh game this season with at least four 3-pointers but his first in seven games. It was only his fourth double-digit scoring game in the last 10.

Tony Bradley didn’t play for the second consecutive Sixers game and for the fifth time in the last six games.

A tough stretch for Harrison Barnes continued as he suffered a left foot strain on Sunday in the Sacramento Kings’ loss to Memphis. He tried to play in Monday’s loss to Brooklyn, scoring four points in 28 minutes, but didn’t practice Wednesday and is expected to miss Thursday’s home game against Miami.

Barnes has one double-figure scoring game in the last five after scoring in double figures for 20 of his first 22 games.


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After Oklahoma City’s Justin Jackson combined for 42 points in a total of 50 minutes in two games last week, the numbers in both categories have fallen in the two games since then. His 26 minutes combined in the last two games were fewer than he played in any of the previous four games.

After scoring six points in Tuesday’s loss to Portland, he had four in 10 minutes of Wednesday’s loss to Memphis. One reason for the dip in playing time is the return after missing four games of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 22 points in 33 minutes against Memphis.

In Chicago’s 105–102 home win over Detroit, Coby White failed to score in double figures for only the second time in the last 10 games with eight points, six rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes. He was 3 of 10 from the floor and 1 of 6 from 3-point range.

For the Pistons, Wayne Ellington had six points in 21 minutes and made two 3-pointers for the second consecutive game.

Since Ellington’s streak of consecutive games with four or more 3-pointers ended at seven Jan. 28, his production as fallen. He missed two games with a strained calf and hasn’t scored in double figures in the seven games he’s played since then.

  • Since Reggie Bullock scored 21 points on Feb. 7, he hasn’t scored in double figures in the five games since then, including four points in Wednesday’s 107–89 loss at Orlando.
  • Cole Anthony, who isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break at the earliest, missed his fourth consecutive Magic game with a right rib non-displaced fracture.
  • Nassir Little was scoreless in five minutes of Portland’s 126–124 win at New Orleans.
  • Ed Davis didn’t play for the fifth consecutive game and for the seventh time in the last nine in Minnesota’s 134–128 loss to Indiana.

How Tar Heels did Wednesday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
107–89 win vs. New York —
Missed fourth consecutive game with right rib non-displaced fracture
Season statistics — 25 games, 11.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 37.4FG%, 32.4%3P, 83.6FT
Up next — Friday vs. Golden State, 7 p.m.; Sunday vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
No game
Season statistics — 27 games, 15.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 48.0FG%, 38.8%3P, 84.3FT%
Up next — Thursday vs. Miami, 10 p.m.; Saturday at Chicago, 9 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
118–113 win vs. Houston —
Didn’t play
Season statistics
— 10 games, 4.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist, 52.8 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 3–5 FT
Up next —
Friday vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Sunday vs. Toronto in Tampa, 7 p.m.
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
107–89 loss at Orlando —
33 minutes, 4 points, 1–2 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2-2 FG, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, -3, 6.3 game score
Season statistics —
25 games, 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 41.1FG%, 38.3%3P, 81.3FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
134–128 loss vs. Indiana — Didn’t play
Season statistics — 19 games, 2.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 87.5FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Toronto, 9 p.m.; Sunday at New York, 7 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
105–102 loss at Chicago — Started; 21 minutes, 6 points, 2–7 FG, 2–6 3FG, 1 rebound, 2 assists, -5, 2.8 game score
Season statistics — 21 games, 10.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 45.6FG%, 43.8 3P%, 75.0FT%
Up next — Friday at Memphis, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
118–113 win vs. Houston —
Started; 36 minutes, 12 points, 4–6 FG, 4–6 3FG, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 assists, -4, 8.3 game score
Season statistics — 29 games, 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 40.1FG%, 37.5%3P 71.4FT%
Up next —
Friday vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Sunday vs. Toronto in Tampa, 7 p.m.
Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
122–113 loss at Memphis —
10 minutes, 1–2 FG, 1–2 3FG, 1–2 FT, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, -3, 0.6 game score
Season statistics —
17 games, 8.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 45.6FG%, 35.1%3P, 81.3FT%
Up next — Friday at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
No game
Season statistics —
27 games, 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 43.8FG%, 36.9%3P, 87.1FT%
Up next — Friday at New Orleans, 8 p.m.; Saturday at Memphis, 9 p.m.
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
126–124 win at New Orleans —
5 minutes, 0 points, 0–1 FG, -10, 0.7 game score
Season statistics —
13 games, 4.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist, 55.0%FG, 61.1%3P, 88.9FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Washington, 10 p.m.; Monday at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
107–89 loss at Orlando —
Didn’t play
Season statistics —
9 games, 2 points, 1–7 FG, 0–6 3FG, 1 rebound
Up next — Sunday vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
105–102 win vs. Detroit — Started; 24 minutes, 8 points, 3–10 FG, 1–6 3FG, 1–2 FG, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 turnovers, -2, 2.6 game score
Season statistics —
27 games, 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 40.3FG%, 35.0%3P, 86.7 FT
Up next — Friday at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Saturday vs. Sacramento, 9 p.m.

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