By R.L. Bynum

The Chicago Bulls’ chances of earning the final Eastern Conference play-in spot remain slim but Coby White made sure that they were still alive with his sixth double-double of the season.

And he got the full attention of the Bulls television announcers with one mammoth slam dunk.

White collected 17 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds and 10 assists as Chicago earned a 114–102 home victory over Toronto on Thursday.

He also led the Bulls TV analyst Stacy King to go nuts after a dunk: “Coby White, don’t do ’em like that! Who said Coby don’t like to dunk? Woo! That was nasty. He got me out of my seat, Adam. I wasn’t expecting that. Wow!”

Play-by-play announcer Adam Amin replied: “Coby White just sucked the gravity out of the building.”

King: “Stanley Johnson, welcome to the poster machine! How do you do?”

The dunk was No. 2 on the Top 10 Plays segment of ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

Chicago is two games behind Washington for the 10th place in the Eastern Conference with both teams having two games remaining.

White’s 17.7 game score was his 11th game this season putting up a score of at least 17. It was his third double-double of the season with at least 10 assists.


Cole Anthony had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for an 11.5 game score but it came in a 116–93 loss at Atlanta.


Danny Green collected 11 points, three 3-pointers and four rebounds in Philadelphia’s 106–94 loss at Miami.


Reggie Bullock had eight points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in New York’s 102–98 home victory over San Antonio.


Missing games because of injury were Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes (ninth consecutive game while battling a groin injury), Phoenix’s Cameron Johnson (fourth, right wrist sprain) and Portland’s Nassir Little (second, back issue.)

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

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
116–93 Thursday loss at Atlanta —
Started; 23 minutes, 12 points, 5–12 FG, 1–3 3FG, 1–2 FT, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -22, 11.5 game score
Season statistics
— 45 games, 12.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 39.6FG%, 32.9%3P, 82.5FT
Up next — Friday at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
116–110 Thursday loss at Memphis —
Missed ninth consecutive game with groin injury
Season statistics — 58 games, 16.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 49.7FG%, 39.1%3P, 83.0FT%
Up next — Friday at Memphis, 9 p.m.; Sunday vs. Utah, 9 p.m.
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Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder center/forward
No game
Season statistics — 40 games, 7.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 66.7 FG%, 0–2 3FG, 67.9FT%
Up next —
Friday vs. Utah, 8 p.m.; Sunday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 9 p.m.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
102–98 Thursday win vs. San Antonio —
Started; 39 minutes, 8 points, 3–9 FG, 2–8 3FG, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover, +8, 6.6 game score
Season statistics —
63 games, 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 43.7FG%, 40.3%3P, 90.9FT%
Up next — Saturday vs. Charlotte, 1 p.m.; Sunday vs. Boston, 1 p.m.
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
114–103 Thursday loss vs. Denver — Didn’t play for the third consecutive game
Season statistics
— 23 games, 2.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist, 43.2FG%, 0–0 3FG, 83.3FT%
Up next — Saturday vs. Boston, 2 p.m.; Sunday vs. Dallas, 9 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
No game
Season statistics —
46 games, 9.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 44.1FG%, 42.2 3P%, 80.0FT%
Up next — Friday vs. Denver, 8 p.m.; Sunday vs. Miami, 8 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
106–94 Thursday loss at Miami —
Started; 20 minutes, 11 points, 4–7 FG, 3–5 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, -14, 10.2 game score
Season statistics — 68 games, 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 41.2FG%, 40.4%3P, 78.4FT%
Up next —
Friday vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.; Sunday vs. Orlando, time TBD
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Justin Jackson, Milwaukee Bucks forward
142–133 Thursday win at Indiana —
Didn’t play; hasn’t played in any of the 13 Bucks games since they signed him
Season statistics —
33 games, 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 40.6FG%, 30.6%3P, 85.7FT%
Up next — Saturday vs. Miami, 8 p.m.; Sunday at Chicago, 9 p.m.
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
118–117 Thursday win vs. Portland —
Missed fourth consecutive game with a right wrist sprain
Season statistics — 60 games, 9.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 42.0FG%, 34.9%3P, 84.7FT%
Up next — Saturday at San Antonio, 2 p.m.; Sunday at San Antonio, 2 p.m.
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
105–98 Wednesday win at Utah and 118–117 Thursday loss at Phoenix —
Missed both games with back issue
Season statistics — 46 games, 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 46.1%FG, 35.0%3P, 80.0FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Denver, time TBD
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
102–98 Thursday win vs. San Antonio —
Didn’t play for the fourth consecutive game
Season statistics —
17 games, 2 points, 1–9 FG, 0–8 3FG, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Saturday vs. Charlotte, time TBD, BSSE; Sunday vs. Boston, time TBD
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
114–102 Thursday win vs. Toronto — Started; 42 minutes, 17 points, 7–12 FG, 3–7 3FG, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +14, 17.7 game score
Season statistics —
67 games, 15.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 41.9FG%, 36.0%3P, 90.6 FT%
Up next — Saturday at Brooklyn, 1 p.m.; Sunday vs. Milwaukee, 9 p.m.

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