By R.L. Bynum

Even with the Detroit Pistons last in the Eastern Conference with no playoff hopes, the team is practicing load management when it comes to 33-year-old Wayne Ellington. It seems to be working.

After Ellington sat out the Pistons’ game the night before in Portland to give him rest, Ellington started for the first time in seven games. He scored 15 points on 5 of 7 from 3-point range with four assists as Detroit gave the Los Angeles Clippers a good game on the road before losing 131–124.


In New York’s 102–96 victory over Toronto, Reggie Bullock collected 10 points, three rebounds and a season-high-tying four steals. Theo Pinson didn’t play for the Knicks.


Coby White had 11 points, two assists, three assists and three turnovers in Chicago’s 121–117 loss at Minnesota. For the 30th consecutive game, Ed Davis — who hasn’t played since Feb. 8 — didn’t get off the bench for the Timberwolves.


In Portland’s 107–98 win against Miami, Nassir Little had two points and two assists in 12 minutes.

How Tar Heels did Sunday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
124–87 loss vs. Milwaukee —
26 minutes, 12 points, 5–16 FG, 0–6 3FG, 2–2 FT, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, -26, 9.1 game score
Season statistics — 28 games, 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 36.7FG%, 30.5%3P, 83.6FT
Up next — Monday vs. San Antonio, 8 p.m.; Wednesday at Chicago, 8 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
No game
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.
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Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
No game
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.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
102–96 win vs. Toronto —
Started; 27 minutes, 10 points, 4–11 FG, 2–8 3FG, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 turnover, +11, 7.4 game score
Season statistics — 47 games, 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 42.7FG%, 39.8%3P, 88.2FT%
Up next — Monday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
121–117 win vs. Chicago — Didn’t play for the 30th 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 — Monday vs. Brooklyn, 8 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
131–124 loss at Los Angeles Clippers — Started; 15 points, 5–7 FG, 5–7 3FG, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, +11, 14.8 game score
Season statistics —
39 games, 9.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 44.7FG%, 42.4 3P%, 78.8FT%
Up next — Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m.; Friday vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
No game
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
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
No game
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.
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
107–98 win vs. Miami —
12 minutes, 2 points, 0–1 FG, 2–2 FT, 1 rebound, 2 assists, +2, 2.6 game score
Season statistics — 34 games, 5.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 48.5%FG, 38.2%3P, 86.8FT%
Up next — Tuesday vs. Boston, 10 p.m., TNT; Friday at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
102–96 win vs. Toronto —
Didn’t play for third consecutive game and 13th of the last 14
Season statistics — 14 games, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–8 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Monday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
121–117 loss at Minnesota — 23 minutes, 11 points, 4–8 FG, 1–4 3FG, 2–2 FT, 2 assists, 3 steals, 3 turnovers, +7, 6.8 game score
Season statistics — 49 games, 14.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 41.2FG%, 34.4%3P, 90.4 FT%
Up next — Monday at Memphis, 9 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.

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