By R.L. Bynum

Cole Anthony scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and eight in the last 2:45 as Orlando earned a 109–104 home win Wednesday over Cleveland to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Magic led by as many as 21 points. But after a Kevin Love 3-pointer tied it at 104 with 1:03 left, Anthony scored on a driving layup with 45.1 seconds and helped put the game away with a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left.

Anthony was just glad to make the losing streak history.

“Man, that’s the most important thing in the world,” Anthony said. “I know this has not been the best season for us but it just tells you a lot about this team when you can dig in like that late in the season, honestly probably not a lot of motivation for a lot of dudes. But just to dig in and get a hard-fought win like that? The fact that we were able to close that out? I mean we could easily let that game slip away.”

Anthony admitted that he didn’t play his best in the first three periods.

“I was on complete BS the first three quarters,” Anthony said. “The fact that I was able to get it together, it really helped the team win and was huge.”


Two nights after New York had its nine-game win streak snapped, the Reggie Bullock collected 13 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists as the Knicks took a 113–94 home win over Coby White and the Chicago Bulls.

White had 12 points, nine assists and three turnovers in the loss, the fourth game this season with at last nine assists.

The Knicks’ Theo Pinson had a rebound in one minute, playing for the first time in 12 games.


Danny Green scored five points in 25 minutes in Philadelphia’s 127–83 home win over Atlanta.


Cameron Johnson scored two points in 29 minutes, missing all six 3-point attempts, in Phoenix’s 109–101 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers.


Nassir Little had three points in six minutes in Portland’s 130–109 win at Memphis.


Harrison Barnes missed Sacramento’s 154–105 loss at Utah with adductor tightness.

How Tar Heels did Tuesday & Wednesday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
109–104 Wednesday win at Cleveland —
Started; 31 minutes, 18 points, 6–12 FG, 1–4 3FG, 5–5 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 turnovers, +9, 9.5 game score
Season statistics — 37 games, 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 39.3FG%, 31.5%3P, 81.3FT
Up next — Friday at Memphis, 8 p.m.; Saturday vs. Memphis, 8 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
154–105 Wednesday loss vs. Utah —
Missed game with adductor tightness
Season statistics
— 58 games, 16.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 49.7FG%, 39.1%3P, 83.0FT%
Up next — Friday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m., NBATV; Sunday at Dallas, 8 p.m.
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Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
119–115 Tuesday win at Boston —
13 minutes, 4 points, 1–2 FG, 2–4 FT, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, 2.5 game score
Season statistics
— 36 games, 7.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 65.9 FG%, 0–2 3FG, 68.9FT%
Up next —
Thursday vs. New Orleans, 9 p.m.; Saturday vs. Indiana, 8 p.m.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
113–94 Wednesday win vs. Chicago —
Started; 36 minutes, 13 points, 4–8 FG, 3–5 3FG, 2–3 FT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, +12, 11.6 game score
Season statistics —
56 games, 10.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 44.3FG%, 41.2%3P, 88.1FT%
Up next — Sunday at Houston, 8 p.m.; Monday at Memphis, 9 p.m.
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
114–107 Tuesday win at Houston — Didn’t play for the fifth consecutive game
Season statistics
— 22 games, 2.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 43.2FG%, 0–0 3FG, 83.3FT%
Up next — Thursday vs. Golden State, 8 p.m.; Saturday vs. New Orleans, 8 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game
Season statistics —
44 games, 9.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.5FG%, 42.1 3P%, 80.0FT%
Up next — Thursday vs. Dallas, 7 p.m.; Saturday at Charlotte, 7 p.m., BSSE
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
127–83 Wednesday win vs. Atlanta —
25 minutes, 5 points, 2–5 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover, +5, 4.8 game score
Season statistics — 60 games, 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 42.0FG%, 41.3%3P, 77.1FT%
Up next —
Friday vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m.; Sunday at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
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Justin Jackson, Milwaukee Bucks forward
114–104 Tuesday win at Charlotte —
Didn’t play for the fourth consecutive game
Season statistics —
33 games, 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 40.6FG%, 30.6%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Thursday at Houston, 8 p.m.; Friday at Chicago, 9 p.m.
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
109–101 Wednesday win vs. Los Angeles Clippers
— 29 minutes, 2 points, 1–7 FG, 0–6 3FG, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, -4, 0.0 game score
Season statistics — 56 games, 9.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 43.3FG%, 36.3%3P, 86.5FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Utah, 10 p.m.; Sunday at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
130–109 Wednesday win at Memphis —
6 minutes, 3 points, 1–3 FG, 0–2 3FG, 1–2 FT, 1 turnover, -6, -0.1 game score
Season statistics — 42 games, 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 44.8%FG, 34.6%3P, 79.5FT%
Up next — Friday at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., NBATV; Sunday at Boston, 7:30 p.m., NBATV
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
113–94 Wednesday win vs. Chicago —
1 minute, 1 rebound, -1, 0.3 game score
Season statistics —
15 games, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–8 3FG, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Sunday at Houston, 8 p.m.; Monday at Memphis, 9 p.m.
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
113–94 Wednesday loss at New York — Started; 35 minutes, 12 points, 5–13 FG, 2–6 3FG, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 block, 3 turnovers, -23, 7.5 game score
Season statistics — 59 games, 14.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 41.5FG%, 34.4%3P, 91.3 FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Milwaukee, 9 p.m.; Saturday at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

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