By R.L. Bynum

For 11 consecutive games while Chicago’s Zach LaVine was out under the NBA’s health and safety protocols, Coby White was back in the starting lineup after a month of coming off the bench.

LaVine returned Thursday night at Charlotte but White didn’t go back to a reserve role.

Without having to carry a large part of the offensive load for the Bulls, White scored 14 points and LaVine netted 13 and they snapped a four-game skid with a 120–99 win over the Hornets. The big boost was from center Nikola Vucevic, who scored 29 points after missing the previous two games.

With Roy Williams watching from the stands, White scored in double figures for the 10th consecutive game. White had four rebounds and six assists against four turnovers, his 22nd game this season with at least six assists and fourth in the last six games.

After going 1–3 against his home-state team during White’s rookie season, he finishes his second season 3–0 against the Hornets even though two of those games were in Charlotte.


Wayne Ellington returned after missing four games with a strained calf to collect 18 points and six 3-pointers in Detroit’s 111–97 Thursday win over Memphis. It was Ellington’s best game since he had 25 points and eight 3-pointers against Toronto on March 3.


The efforts by White and Ellington salvaged what has been a largely forgettable week for UNC alums in the NBA, highlighted by Reggie Bullock scoring 14 points Wednesday in New York’s 113–97 loss at Denver. Bullock scored nine points on three 3-pointers in the first quarter.


Cole Anthony scored four points was 2 of 10 from the floor with four assists and three turnovers in Orlando’s 132–96 home loss Wednesday to Boston. It was only his third game with four or fewer points.


Cameron Johnson combined to go 3 of 18 from the floor and 1 of 12 from 3-point range with nine total points in Phoenix’s 134–118 Tuesday overtime win at Cleveland and the Suns’ 135–103 Wednesday loss at Atlanta.


Left adductor tightness has kept Harrison Barnes out for five consecutive games, including two Sacramento victories this week.

How Tar Heels did Tuesday-Thursday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
132–96 Wednesday loss vs. Boston —
Started; 22 minutes, 4 points, 2–10 FG, 0–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 turnovers, -16, -1.9 game score
Season statistics — 41 games, 12.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 39.3FG%, 33.1%3P, 81.7FT
Up next — Friday at Charlotte, 8 p.m., BSSE; Sunday vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
103–99 Tuesday win at Oklahoma City and 104–93 Wednesday win at Indiana —
Missed both games; has missed five consecutive games with left 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 vs. San Antonio, 10 p.m.; Sunday vs. Oklahoma City, 10 p.m.
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Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
103–99 Tuesday loss vs. Sacramento —
Didn’t play
118–97 Thursday loss at Golden State — 20 minutes, 8 points, 4–4 FG, 5 rebounds, -3, 8.3 game score
Season statistics
— 39 games, 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 67.0 FG%, 0–2 3FG, 66.7FT%
Up next —
Saturday at Golden State, 10 p.m.; Sunday at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
113–97 Wednesday loss at Denver —
Started; 24 minutes, 14 points 4–9 FG, 3–7 3FG, 3–3 FT, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -14, 10.5 game score
Season statistics —
59 games, 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 44.5FG%, 41.3%3P, 89.6FT%
Up next — Friday at Phoenix, 10 p.m.; Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
139–135 Wednesday win vs. Memphis — Didn’t play for the eighth consecutive game
Season statistics
— 22 games, 2.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 43.2FG%, 0–0 3FG, 83.3FT%
Up next — Friday at Miami, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Orlando, 7 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
107–94 Tuesday loss at Charlotte — Missed game fourth consecutive game with a strained calf.
111–97 Thursday win vs. Memphis — 26 minutes, 18 points, 6–12 FG, 6–10 3FG, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, +11, 12.0 game score
Season statistics —
45 games, 9.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.7FG%, 42.8 3P%, 80.0FT%
Up next — Saturday at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.; Sunday vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
135–115 win Wednesday at Houston —
Started; 24 minutes, 9 points, 3–6 FG, 3–6 3FG, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +9, 9.1 game score
Season statistics — 64 games, 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 41.7FG%, 40.8%3P, 77.1FT%
Up next —
Friday vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m.; Saturday vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
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Justin Jackson, Milwaukee Bucks forward
124–118 Tuesday win vs. Brooklyn and 135–134 Wednesday win vs. Washington —
Didn’t play in either game; hasn’t played in the nine games since signing with Bucks
Season statistics — 33 games, 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 40.6FG%, 30.6%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Houston, 8 p.m.; Monday at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
134–118 OT Tuesday win at Cleveland —
30 minutes, 7 points, 2–9 FG, 1–6 3FG, 2–2 FT, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, +8, 5.0 game score
135–103 Wednesday loss at Atlanta — 19 minutes, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–6 3FG, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, +17, -0.3 game score
Season statistics — 60 games, 9.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 42.0FG%, 34.9%3P, 84.7FT%
Up next — Friday vs. New York, 10 p.m.; Sunday at Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., NBATV
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
141–105 Wednesday win at Cleveland —
14 minutes, 8 points, 3–3 FG, 1–1 3FG, 1–1 FT, 2 rebounds, +28, 8.1 game score
Season statistics — 45 games, 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 45.3%FG, 35.4%3P, 80.0FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., ESPN; Saturday vs. San Antonio, 10 p.m.
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
113–97 Wednesday loss at Denver —
1 minute, 1 rebound, +5, 0.3 game score
Season statistics —
17 games, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–8 3FG, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Friday at Phoenix, 10 p.m.; Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
120–99 Thursday win at Charlotte — Started; 30 minutes, 14 points, 5–12 FG, 3–8 3FG, 1–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 turnovers, +7, 6.6 game score
Season statistics — 63 games, 14.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 41.3FG%, 34.9%3P, 90.6 FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; Sunday at Detroit, 8 p.m.

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