By R.L. Bynum

On a day that UNC alums didn’t put up big numbers, it was confounding to see the lack of playing time for Justin Jackson and Ed Davis.

Jackson’s minutes had dropped off the previous two games to 10 minutes on Wednesday against Memphis and six minutes Friday at Milwaukee. During Oklahoma City’s 117–101 victory Sunday over Cleveland, he didn’t play. That’s the first time in 15 games, since Jan. 24, that he hasn’t gotten into a game. He only played in five of the Thunder’s first 15 games.

All of this comes just over a week after he scored 20 points against Denver and 22 vs. Milwaukee in consecutive games. A lot of the playing time he was getting is going to Theo Maledon and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.


Ed Davis was the only active Timberwolves player who didn’t play in their 103–99 loss to New York. It was his seventh consecutive game with no playing time and ninth in the last 11.

Minnesota fired Ryan Saunders as head coach Sunday and will reportedly hire Toronto assistant Chris Finch. Could Davis’ role change with the new coach?

Reggie Bullock scored 10 points for the Knicks. Theo Pinson didn’t play for the third consecutive game and ninth in the last 11.


Danny Green collected nine points, two rebounds, five steals and two blocks in Philadelphia’s 110–103 road loss to Toronto for a 9.3 game score. The five steals were the most since he got five steals for San Antonio against Houston on Dec. 28, 2014.

For the fourth consecutive game and seventh in the last eight, Tony Bradley didn’t play.


Wayne Ellington had three points in 16 minutes of Detroit’s 105–96 loss at Orlando. The Magic’s Cole Anthony missed his sixth consecutive game with right rib non-displaced fracture.


Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes missed his third consecutive game with a left foot strain, a 128–115 loss at Milwaukee.

How Tar Heels did Sunday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
105–96 win vs. Detroit —
Missed sixth 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 — Tuesday vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.; Thursday at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
128–115 loss at Milwaukee
Missed third consecutive game with a left foot strain
Season statistics — 27 games, 15.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 48.0FG%, 38.8%3P, 84.3FT%
Up next — Tuesday at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at New York, 7:30 p.m.
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Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
110–103 loss vs. Toronto in Tampa —
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 —
Tuesday vs. Toronto in Tampa, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
103–99 win vs. Minnesota —
Started; 31 minutes, 10 points, 3–8 FG, 1–6 3FG, 3–3 FG, 2 rebounds, 1 turnover, +6, 5.2 game score
Season statistics —
26 games, 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 40.9FG%, 37.2%3P, 84.2FT%
Up next — Tuesday vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
103–99 loss at New York — 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 — Tuesday at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.; Wednesday at Chicago, 8 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
105–96 loss at Orlando — Started; 16 minutes; 3 points, 1–4 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3 assists, 1 block, +1, 2.2 game score
Season statistics —
23 games, 10.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.5FG%, 42.1 3P%, 71.4FT%
Up next — Tuesday at Orlando, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
110–103 loss vs. Toronto in Tampa —
Started; 24 minutes, 9 points, 3–6 FG, 3–6 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, +18, 9.3 game score
Season statistics — 31 games, 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 40.3FG%, 38.5%3P, 64.7FT%
Up next —
Tuesday vs. Toronto in Tampa, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT
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Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
117–101 win at Cleveland —
Didn’t play
Season statistics —
19 games, 7.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 45.8FG%, 35.0%3P, 77.8FT%
Up next — Monday vs. Miami, 9 p.m.; Wednesday vs. San Antonio, 8 p.m.
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
No game
Season statistics —
29 games, 10.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 43.1FG%, 36.3%3P, 87.9FT%
Up next — Monday vs. Portland, 9 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Charlotte, 9 p.m., FSS
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics —
14 games, 4.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist, 54.8%FG, 57.9%3P, 88.9FT%
Up next — Monday at Phoenix, 9 p.m.; Tuesday at Denver, 10 p.m., TNT
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
103–99 win vs. Minnesota —
Didn’t play
Season statistics —
9 games, 2 points, 1–7 FG, 0–6 3FG, 1 rebound
Up next — Tuesday vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
No game
Season statistics — 29 games, 15.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 40.3FG%, 35.7%3P, 87.1 FT
Up next — Monday at Houston, 8 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m.

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