By R.L. Bynum

Coby White is playing more off the ball and hitting a consistent run for the Chicago Bulls.

White produced his fifth double-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in the Bulls’ 118–112 home loss to Denver. It was his fifth consecutive game with at least 19 points.

A lot of White’s points are coming on catch-and-shoot opportunities with the facilitating shifting more to All-Star Zach LaVine or Thaddeus Young. Even with White’s good play, Chicago has lost two consecutive games

“We’re getting better,” White said. “But I’m pretty sure we’re all tired of saying we’re getting better and we’re all tired of saying we need to get over the hump. Some of this has to translate to wins. So, we just got to find a way.”

Chicago rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit to take a six-point lead with eight minutes left but Denver’s Nikola Jokic scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter to give the Nuggets the victory.

“We clawed our way back and we took a lead and went up to like five or six and it just came down to getting stops,” White said.

Chicago’s biggest problem was stopping Jokic.

“Oh man. I mean you can’t double him because he’s such a great passer and their team has a lot of great cutters and one on one, he’s a monster,” White said of Jokic.


In Portland’s easy 123–11 home win over Charlotte, Nassir Little collected 11 points, two rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.

According to Synergy, Little leads the league in points per possession on guarded catch-and-shoot chances at 2.181 on 11 possessions. The Kings’ Harrison Barnes is third at 1.556 on 27 possessions.


In Philadelphia’s 130–114 home win over Indiana, Tony Bradley had four points in six minutes and Danny Green scored three points in 19 minutes.

How Tar Heels did Monday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
130–124 loss vs. Dallas —
Missed 10th consecutive games with a 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 — Wednesday vs. Atlanta, 8 p.m.; Thursday, March 11 at Miami, 8 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
No game
Season statistics
— 31 games, 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 49.8FG%, 40.3%3P, 81.8FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m.; Thursday at Portland, 10 p.m.
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Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
130–114 win vs. Indiana
— 6 minutes, 4 points, 2–2 FG, 1 block, -5, 4.1 game score
Season statistics
— 12 games, 3.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 56.4 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 3–5 FT
Up next —
Wednesday vs. Utah, 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 11 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics —
30 games, 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 41.2FG%, 38.0%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Tuesday at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
No game
Season statistics
— 19 games, 2.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 87.5FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Charlotte, 8 p.m., FSS; Thursday, March 11 at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game
Season statistics —
26 games, 10.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.1FG%, 41.4 3P%, 72.0FT%
Up next — Tuesday vs. Toronto in Tampa, Fla., postponed to Wednesday; Thursday at New York, 7:30 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
130–114 win vs. Indiana
— Started; 19 minutes, 3 points, 1–5 FG, 1–5 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, +12, 1.8 game score
Season statistics —
35 games, 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 39.6FG%, 38.0%3P, 65.0FT%
Up next —
Wednesday vs. Utah, 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 11 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
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Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
No game
Season statistics —
23 games, 6.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 42.6FG%, 31.1%3P, 80.0FT%
Up next — Wednesday at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday at San Antonio, 9 p.m.
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
No game
Season statistics —
33 games, 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 43.4FG%, 37.0%3P, 86.5FT%
Up next — Tuesday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT; Thursday vs. Golden State, 10 p.m.
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
123–111 win vs. Charlotte —
20 minutes, 11 points, 4–7 FG, 2–4 3FG, 1–2 FT, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, +10, 7.1 game score
Season statistics —
18 games, 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.3 of an assist, 53.4%FG, 51.6%3P, 84.2FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Golden State, 10 p.m., ESPN; Thursday vs. Sacramento, 10 p.m.
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics —
10 games, 2 points, 1–7 FG, 0–6 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Up next — Tuesday at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
118–112 loss vs. Denver — Started; 37 minutes, 20 points, 7–17 FG, 2–7 3FG, 4–4 FT, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 turnovers, -4, 13.0 game score
Season statistics — 33 games, 16.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 41.7FG%, 34.7%3P, 88.9 FT
Up next — Wednesday at New Orleans, 8 p.m.; Thursday, March 11 vs. Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

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