Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley puts up double-double against former team; Johnson scores 12

By R.L. Bynum

What did the Philadelphia 76ers give up when they traded Tony Bradley to the Oklahoma City Thunder last month?

He couldn’t beat his old team, but Bradley put up a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds in the Sixers’ 117–93 road victory Saturday night to remind them of his talent. It was his third double-double of the season but first for the Thunder.

Bradley, who made 7 of 11 shots, added three blocks for a 16.3 game score, second only this season to the 21.7 he put up in an 18-point, 11-rebound game for the Sixers against Golden State on March 23. That was Bradley’s last game for the 76ers before the trade.

A few of Bradley’s baskets came off pick and rolls.

“I’m just trying to creep into the open spots where my man can’t see me. I try to be ready, score the ball as quick as I can,” said Bradley, who added that his hands always are ready for the pass.

His former coach, Sixers coach Doc Rivers, praised Bradley.

“He’s just a pro, man,” Rivers said. “First of all, he’s a terrific kid. He’s the type of kid that you want on your franchise. You want to keep on your franchise as much as you can. He worked his butt off.”

Oklahoma City lost its sixth consecutive game.

Danny Green didn’t play for Philadelphia because of left hip soreness, the first game he’s missed this season.

Cameron Johnson scored 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting with four rebounds in Phoenix’s 134–106  home win over Washington.

Nassir Little made all five shots, including a 3-pointer, to score 11 points in Portland’s 118–103 home win over Detroit. Wayne Ellington sat out the game for the Pistons to give him rest since that was the first of consecutive days with games.

Little got a good bit of playing time in the game at shooting guard in a move that Coach Terry Stotts hoped would improve the Blazers’ defense.

“We’ll be doing it again,” Stotts said. “He still has to learn some of the tricks of the trade as far as guarding perimeter players — coming off pin downs, guarding pick and rolls — but I think he is capable of doing that and we have to continue to see how he does in that role.”

Harrison Barnes had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in Sacramento’s 128–112 loss at Utah.

On Friday night, Coby White had 11 points and the only other three Tar Heels who played — Cole Anthony, Reggie Bullock and Green — each scored eight points.

White was 4 of 11 from the floor with four assists in Chicago’s 120–108 loss at Atlanta.

In 26 minutes, Anthony was 3 of 12 from the floor with nine rebounds, five assists and only one turnover in Orlando’s 111–106 home loss to Indiana.

Bullock was 3 of 5 from the floor and 2 of 3 from 3-point range in New York’s 133–129 overtime home win over Memphis. Theo Pinson didn’t play for the Knicks.

Green had two 3-pointers and seven rebounds in Philadelphia’s 101–94 loss at New Orleans.

How Tar Heels did Friday and Saturday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
111–106 Friday loss vs. Indiana —
26 minutes, 8 points, 3–12 FG, 0–2 3FG, 2–2 FT, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, +15, 6.7 game score
Season statistics — 27 games, 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 36.9FG%, 32.6%3P, 83.1FT
Up next — Sunday vs. Milwaukee, 7 p.m.; Monday vs. San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
128–112 Saturday loss at Utah —
38 minutes, 11 points, 4–9 FG, 1–6 3FG, 2–4FT, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, -4, 6.5 game score
Season statistics
— 50 games, 15.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 49.1FG%, 35.6%3P, 82.3FT%
Up next — Monday at New Orleans, 9 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Washington, 10 p.m.
Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
117–93 Saturday loss vs. Philadelphia —
25 minutes, 16 points, 7–11 FG, 2–4 FT, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 1 turnover, -13, 16.3 game score
Season statistics
— 28 games, 6.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 66.1 FG%, 0–2 3FG, 67.9FT%
Up next —
Tuesday at Utah, 9 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Golden State, 9 p.m.
Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
133–129 OT Friday win vs. Memphis —
Started; 20 minutes, 8 points, 3–5 FG, 2–4 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, -15, 6.3 game score
Season statistics — 46 games, 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 42.9FG%, 40.2%3P, 88.2FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Toronto, 8 p.m.; Monday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
145–136 OT Friday loss at Boston — Didn’t play for the 29th consecutive game (last played Feb. 8)
Season statistics
— 19 games, 2.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 87.5FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.; Monday vs. Brooklyn, 8 p.m.
Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
118–103 Saturday loss at Portland — Rested on the front end of games on back-to-back days
Season statistics —
38 games, 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.1FG%, 41.5 3P%, 78.8FT%
Up next — Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m.
Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
101–94 Friday loss at New Orleans —
Started; 30 minutes, 8 points, 3–6 FG, 2–5 3FG, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 turnovers, -1, 6.8 game score
117–93 Saturday loss vs. Philadelphia — Didn’t play because of left hip soreness
Season statistics — 52 games, 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 42.2FG%, 41.5%3P, 72.4FT%
Up next —
Monday at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Wednesday vs. Brooklyn, 7 p.m., ESPN
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
134–106 Saturday win vs. Washington —
17 minutes, 12 points, 4–6 FG, 2–3 3FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, -1, 8.3 game score
Season statistics — 46 games, 9.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 44.5FG%, 39.0%3P, 88.6FT%
Up next — Monday vs. Houston, 10 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Miami, 10 p.m.
Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
118–103 Saturday win vs. Detroit —
24 minutes, 11 points, 5–5 FG, 1–1 3FG, 1 turnover, +15, 6.9 game score
Season statistics — 33 games, 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 48.9%FG, 38.2%3P, 86.1FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Miami, 10 p.m., NBATV; Tuesday vs. Boston, 10 p.m., TNT
Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
133–129 OT Friday win vs. Memphis —
Didn’t play for the second consecutive game and 12th of the last 13
Season statistics — 14 games, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–8 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Sunday vs. Toronto, 8 p.m.; Monday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
120–108 Friday loss at Atlanta — 29 minutes, 11 points, 4–11 FG, 1–5 3FG, 2–2 FT, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal, -15, 7.0 game score
Season statistics — 48 games, 14.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 41.1FG%, 34.6%3P, 90.2 FT%
Up next — Sunday at Minnesota, 8 p.m.; Monday at Memphis, 9 p.m.

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