By R.L. Bynum

It’s a pattern that may play out for much of the season if Harrison Barnes’ excellent play continues — a big game for the veteran forward that’s in a loss since he’s doing it for the Sacramento Kings.

On Monday, he collected 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in a 109–104 home loss to the Phoenix Suns but also tied his career-high with six turnovers. Sacramento rallied to make it close after trailing by 24 points late in the third quarter.

Barnes has scored at least 22 points in eight of Sacramento’s 11 games.

With Sacramento (5–6) trailing 107–102, Barnes scored on a layup with 1:02 left and appeared to be fouled. After Suns coach Monty Williams challenged the play, it was instead ruled to be an offensive foul against Barnes and no basket.

Barnes’ driving dunk trimmed Phoenix’s lead to 107–104 with 9.7 seconds left but the Kings could come no closer.

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Barnes, who made 7 of 9 field goals, 1 of 2 3-point attempts and all 11 of his free throw tries, drove past Cameron Johnson in the lane for a layup at one point. The 20.3 game score is tied for his second-best this season behind the 33.2 he put up with a 36-point effort on opening night.

Johnson had two points, two rebounds, four assists and a block in 21 minutes for the Suns.


Coming off the bench for the seventh time in 10 games, Reggie Bullock contributed 12 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, an assist and a block as Dallas beat New Orleans 108–92. The block was the 50th of his career. He put up a 12.1 game score, his second-best this season.


Danny Green returned to the Philadelphia lineup after missing three games with a hamstring injury. In the Sixers’ 103–96 home loss to New York, he had eight points, two 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and three blocks.


In his third game of the season, Wayne Ellington came off the bench to score eight points on 2 of 3 shooting from 3-point range in 23 minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 126–123 home victory over Charlotte.


After playing a G League game last weekend, Day’Ron Sharpe got in for three minutes in the fourth quarter of the Brooklyn Nets’ 118–95 loss to the Chicago Bulls. He notched two points, a rebound and a steal.

Tony Bradley had four points and eight rebounds and a season-high 6.2 game score in 14 minutes for the Bulls.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
Off Monday
Season statistics — 11 games, 20.2 points, 44.8 FG%, 41.4 3FG%, 84.2 FT%, 7.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Brooklyn; 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Washington
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
109–104 loss vs. Phoenix —
Started; 36 minutes, 26 points, 7–9 FG, 1–2 3FG, 11–11 FT, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 6 turnovers; -12, 20.3 game score
Season statistics — 11 games, 22.5 points, 49.7 FG%, 43.5 3FG%, 86.4 FT%, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists
Up next — 8:30 Wednesday at San Antonio; 8 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma City
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
118–95 win vs. Brooklyn —
14 minutes, 4 points, 2–4 FG, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, +13, 6.2 game score
Season statistics — 7 games, 2.6 points, 50.0 FG%, 4.4 rebounds, 0.3 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Wednesday vs. Dallas; 10 p.m. Friday at Golden State, ESPN
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
108–92 win vs. New Orleans —
21 minutes, 12 points, 5–7 FG, 2–3 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, +13, 12.1 game score
Season statistics —
10 games, 7.4 points, 41.5 FG%, 35.4 3P%, 60.0 FT%, 2.5 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next —
8 p.m. Wednesday at Chicago; 8:30 Friday at San Antonio
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
Off Monday
Season statistics —
2 games, 0 points, 1 rebound
Up next — 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Washington; 7:30 Friday vs. Detroit
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
126–123 win vs. Charlotte —
23 minutes, 8 points, 2–3 FG, 2–3 3FG, 2–2 FT, 2 rebounds, +21, 7.3 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 6.3 points, 35.3 FG%, 33.3 3FG%, 2.7 rebounds, 0.3 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Miami, ESPN; 10:30 Friday vs. Minnesota
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
103–96 loss vs. New York —
Started; 30 minutes, 8 points, 3–9 FG, 2–8 3FG, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, -5, 7.8 game score
Season statistics — 8 games, 6.8 points, 44.2 FG%, 40.0 3FG%, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 7:30 Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, TNT; 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Toronto, NBATV
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
109–104 win at Sacramento —
21 minutes, 2 points, 1–3 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover
Season statistics —
9 games, 6.6 points, 33.3 FG%, 29.7 3FG%, 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 9 p.m. Wednesday vs. Portland; 8 p.m. Friday at Memphis
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
Off Monday
Season statistics —
10 games, 7.2 points, 50.0 FG%, 38.5 3P%, 83.3 FT%, 5.1 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday at Los Angeles Clippers, TNT; 9 p.m. Wednesday at Phoenix
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
118–95 loss at Chicago —
3 minutes, 2 points, 1–1 FG, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 2 turnovers
Season statistics —
5 games, 1.8 points, 80.0 FG%, 50% 3P%, 0.6 of a rebound, -4, 0.6 game score
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Recovering from injury
Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard (had left shoulder surgery; unlikely to play until late November)
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In G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) forward
Season statistics — 2 games, 33.0 points, 61.5% FG, 65.2% 3FG, 2–2 FT, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals
Up next — 8:30 Friday and Saturday vs. Birmingham Squadron (Pelicans affiliate)
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Theo Pinson, Maine Celtics guard
Season statistics —
2 games, 17.5 points, 43.5 FG%, 45.5 3FG%, 87.5 FT%, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.5 steals
Up next — 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Delaware Blue Coats (Sixers affiliate)
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Long Island Nets center
Season G League statistics —
1 game, 12 points, 4–12 FG, 1–1 3FG, 2–3 FT, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 4 blocks
Season NBA statistics — 5 games, 1.8 points, 80.0 FG%, 50% 3P%, 0.6 of a rebound
Up next — 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday vs. Capital City Go-Go (Wizards affiliate)

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