By R.L. Bynum

The third battle between recent Carolina point guards went decidedly in Cole Anthony’s favor on a tough night for Coby White.

Anthony, in his fifth game since returning from a rib injury, collected 10 points, three rebounds, five assists and only one turnover for a 10.1 game score in Orlando’s 115–106 road victory Wednesday over Chicago.

White was 1 of 4 from the floor with no assists, three turnovers and finished with two points in 12 minutes.

The Magic’s win gives Anthony a 2–1 edge in those matchups this season over White with the best game score since Anthony put up 17 points and a 16.3 game score in Orlando’s 123–119 home win over Chicago on Feb. 5. The next night, on Feb. 6, White scored 13 in the Bulls’ 118–92 victory after netting 16 the night before.

In 118 minutes since returning, Anthony has 55 points, 23 rebounds, 25 assists and six turnovers.


Reggie Bullock and the New York Knicks are on a roll. Bullock collected 16 points as the Knicks won 116–106 at New Orleans for their fourth consecutive victory. Brandon Ingram, a former Duke star who also is from Kinston, scored 28 points for the Pelicans.

Perimeter shooting was a big part of New York’s victory as the Knicks were 17 of 33 from 3-point range. Bullock did his part by going 6 of 10.

An Ingram layup gave New Orleans an 87–82 lead in the third quarter. But Bullock capped an 11–2 New York run with a 3-pointer and the Knicks never trailed again.


Oklahoma City hasn’t done much winning since Tony Bradley joined the team but he’s showing what he can contribute. The Thunder got blown out 147–109 at Golden State for its eighth consecutive defeat. But Bradley put in an efficient night with 13 points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes on 6 of 7 shooting.


It’s been a similar pattern lately for Harrison Barnes and Sacramento. The Kings’ 123–111 home loss to Washington was their eighth consecutive defeat, but Barnes played well. In 40 minutes, he has 18 points, seven rebounds and two assists but also had six turnovers.


After not getting off the bench in 30 consecutive games, Ed Davis played in his second consecutive game with two points and two rebounds in nine minutes in Minnesota’s 130–105 home loss to Milwaukee. His field goal was his first since Feb. 8. On the plus side? He hasn’t missed a shot since Feb. 1.


The Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers clinched the season series with Brooklyn with a 123–117 home win. Danny Green had seven points in 31 minutes.


Wayne Ellington had five points in 17 minutes in Detroit’s 100–98 home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

How Tar Heels did Wednesday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
115–106 win at Chicago —
21 minutes, 10 points, 5–7 FG, 0–1 3FG, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 turnover, -2, 10.1 game score
Season statistics — 30 games, 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 38.8FG%, 29.6%3P, 84.1FT
Up next — Friday vs. Toronto in Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m.; Sunday vs. Houston, 7 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
123–111 loss vs. Washington —
Started; 40 minutes, 18 points, 6–12 FG, 2–5 3FG, 4–5 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 turnovers, +/- of 0, 8.7 game score
Season statistics
— 52 games, 15.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 48.8FG%, 36.1%3P, 82.5FT%
Up next — Thursday at Phoenix, 10 p.m.; Sunday at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., NBATV
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Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
147–109 loss at Golden State —
15 minutes, 13 points, 6–7 FG, 1–4 FT, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, -19, 13.7 game score
Season statistics
— 30 games, 6.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist, 66.7 FG%, 0–2 3FG, 62.5FT%
Up next —
Friday at Detroit, 7 p.m.; Sunday at Toronto, 7 p.m.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
116–106 win at New Orleans —
35 minutes, 16 points, 6–10 FG, 4–7 3FG, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, -11, 12.2 game score
Season statistics —
49 games, 9.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 42.9FG%, 39.9%3P, 88.6FT%
Up next — Friday at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., ESPN; Sunday vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m., ESPN
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
130–105 loss vs. Milwaukee — 9 minutes, 2 points, 1–1 FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, +/- of 0
Season statistics — 20 games, 2.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 90.0FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Miami, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m., NBATV
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
100–98 loss vs. Los Angeles Clippers — 17 minutes, 5 points, 2–5 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3 rebounds, -7, 3.2 game score
Season statistics —
40 games, 9.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.6FG%, 42.3 3P%, 78.8FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.; Friday at Washington, 8 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
123–117 win vs. Brooklyn —
31 minutes, 7 points, 2–4 FG, 1–3 3FG, 2–2 FT, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -2, 4.1 game score
Season statistics —
54 games, 9.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 42.2FG%, 41.4%3P, 72.4FT%
Up next —
Friday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 7 p.m., ESPN; Monday vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
No game
Season statistics — 48 games, 9.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 45.0FG%, 39.4%3P, 86.7FT%
Up next — Thursday vs. Sacramento, 10 p.m.; Saturday vs. San Antonio, 10 p.m.
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
No game
Season statistics — 35 games, 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 48.5%FG, 38.2%3P, 86.8FT%
Up next — Friday at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday at Charlotte, 7 p.m., BSSE
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
116–106 win at New Orleans —
Didn’t play for the sixth consecutive game
Season statistics — 14 games, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–8 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Friday at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., ESPN; Sunday vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m., ESPN
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
115–106 loss vs. Orlando — 12 minutes, 2 points, 1–4 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2 rebounds, 3 turnovers, -14, -2.8 game score
Season statistics — 51 games, 14.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 40.9FG%, 33.9%3P, 90.6 FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Memphis, 8 p.m.; Saturday vs. Cleveland, 8 p.m.

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