By R.L. Bynum

Los Angeles Lakers fans are finally seeing that sweet, clean Wayne Ellington jump shot that Carolina fans know so well. After missing the first eight games of the season with a left hamstring strain, Ellington is finding the range for the Lakers.

Ellington scored 12 points and made 4 of 6 3-point attempts Wednesday night to help the host Lakers hold off the Miami Heat 120–117 in overtime. He is 6 of 10 from 3-point range in the last two games and is shooting 42.9% in four games.

Ellington, who tied Kevin Martin for 90th on the all-time NBA 3-pointers list with 1,141, made the rare corner bank shot in the second quarter.


Cole Anthony scored 10 points in Orlando’s 123–90 home loss to Brooklyn for his fewest points this season since putting up that same total in the first two games. He was 4 of 12 from the floor and went without a 3-point field goal for the first time this season, missing all five attempts.


For the first in what has been a consistent season until Wednesday, Harrison Barnes failed to score in double figures. Barnes scored nine points on 3 of 8 shooting with seven rebounds in Sacramento’s 136–117 loss at San Antonio, the Kings’ third consecutive defeat. His 8.3 game score was his lowest since putting up a 6.5 in an 11-point game against Utah on April 10.


Reggie Bullock went scoreless on 0 of 4 shooting (all 3-point attempts) in a 117–107 Dallas loss at Chicago. He also was scoreless in a Nov. 3 win at San Antonio but only played seven minutes in that game and played nearly 23 minutes Wednesday.

Tony Bradley was also scoreless for the Bulls and had a block and an assist in six minutes.


Day’Ron Sharpe was back on Brooklyn’s active roster and collected four points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in six minutes after playing one game in the G League.


Cameron Johnson scored six points in 21 minutes, going 2 of 4 from 3-point range, in a 119–107 Phoenix home win at Portland.

It was the second loss in as many nights for the Blazers, who lost on the road 117–109 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. Nassir Little had four points, two rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Clippers and eight points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes against the Suns.


In Philadelphia’s 118–109 Tuesday loss to Milwaukee, Danny Green had nine points, three rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes.

(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
123–90 Wednesday loss vs. Brooklyn —
Started; 10 points, 4–12 FG, 2–2 FT, 0–5 3FG, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers, -23, 4.6 game score
Season statistics — 12 games, 19.3 points, 44.0 FG%, 39.1 3FG%, 85.0 FT%, 7.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Washington; 7:30 Monday at Atlanta
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
136–117 Wednesday loss at San Antonio —
Started; 31 minutes, 9 points, 3–8 FG, 1–4 3FG, 2–2 FT, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, -18, 8.3 game score
Season statistics — 12 games, 21.4 points, 49.0 FG%, 42.5 3FG%, 86.7 FT%, 8.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma City; 7 p.m. Monday at Detroit
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
117–107 Wednesday win vs. Dallas —
6 minutes, 0 points, 1 assist, 1 block, -7, 1.4 game score
Season statistics — 8 games, 2.3 points, 50.0 FG%, 3.9 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday at Golden State, ESPN; 9:30 Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
117–107 loss Wednesday at Chicago —
22 minutes, 0 points, 0–4 FG, 0–4 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 turnover, -6, -4.4 game score
Season statistics —
11 games, 6.7 points, 39.1 FG%, 32.7 3P%, 60.0 FT%, 2.5 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next —
8:30 Friday at San Antonio; 8 p.m. Monday vs. Denver, NBATV
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
97–94 loss Wednesday vs. Washington —
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics —
2 games, 0 points, 1 rebound
Up next — 7:30 Friday vs. Detroit; 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Boston, NBATV
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
120–117 Wednesday OT win vs. Miami —
21 minutes, 12 points, 4–6 FG, 4–6 3FG, 2 assists, -15, 10.4 game score
Season statistics — 4 games, 7.8 points, 43.5 FG%, 42.9 3FG%, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next — 10:30 Friday vs. Minnesota; 3:30 Sunday vs. San Antonio
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
118–109 Tuesday loss vs. Milwaukee —
Started; 28 minutes, 9 points, 3–9 FG, 3–9 3FG, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, +7, 4.8 game score
Season statistics — 9 games, 7.0 points, 42.3 FG%, 38.8 3FG%, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Toronto, NBATV; 7 p.m. Saturday at Indiana
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
119–109 Wednesday win vs. Portland —
21 minutes, 6 points, 2–6 FG, 2–4 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, +7, 6.6 game score
Season statistics —
10 games, 6.5 points, 33.3 FG%, 31.7 3FG%, 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Friday at Memphis; 7 p.m. Sunday at Houston
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
117–109 Tuesday loss at Los Angeles Clippers —
15 minutes, 4 points, 2–3 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks, -15, 5.2 game score
119–109 Wednesday loss at Phoenix — 22 minutes, 8 points, 3–5 FG, 0–2 3FG, 2–2 FG, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers, +/- of 0, 7.0 game score
Season statistics —
12 games, 7.0 points, 51.7 FG%, 34.5 3P%, 85.7 FT%, 5.0 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Friday at Houston; 8 p.m. Sunday at Denver
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
123–90
Wednesday win at Orlando — 6 minutes, 4 points, 1–5 FG, 2–2 FT, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, +2, 5.0 game score
Season NBA statistics 6 games, 2.2 points, 55.6 FG%, 50% 3P%, 2–4 FT, 1.3 reboundsSeason G League statistics 1 game, 12 points, 4–12 FG, 1–1 3FG, 2–3 FT, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 4 blocks
Up next — 7 p.m. Friday vs. Capital City Go-Go (Wizards affiliate) in G League or 8 p.m. Friday at New Orleans
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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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Photo via @wayneellington on Instagram

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