By R.L. Bynum

Theo Pinson had quite an efficient G League game Sunday in the Maine Celtics’ 113–108 home victory over the Delaware Blue Coats.

He scored a season-high 30 points in 34 minutes, shooting 12 of 18 from the floor and 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

That wasn’t his career-high in that league. Pinson scored 43 points for the Long Island Nets on Jan. 10, 2019, against Maine (then known as the Red Claws).

Maine (3–1) came back from a 91–83 fourth-quarter deficit with a Pinson 3-pointer beginning the rally.

There are no murmurs from home crowds anymore when Pinson puts up a perimeter shot. Through four games, he’s shooting 52% from the floor, 47.8% from 3-point range and 90% from the free-throw line.


Wayne Ellington had the best game of his six this season for the Los Angeles Lakers, with 15 points, five 3-pointers, two assists, a steal and a 13.4 game score in their 114–106 home win over San Antonio.

He’s still trying to find his rhythm after missing the first eight games with a hamstring injury and figuring out his role on the team.

“Still finding it,” Ellington said. “It’s a process. The past few games, I feel like I’ve been more aggressive, and guys have been looking for me more.”


In Portland’s 124–95 loss at Denver, Nassir Little scored a season-high 13 points for a second consecutive game. Little had seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.


Cameron Johnson scored 10 points to give him two consecutive double-figure scoring games for the first time this season. He also had six rebounds, an assist and two steals in Phoenix’s 115–89 victory at Houston.

With his two 3-pointers, Johnson passed Jeff Hornacek for 22nd on the Suns’ all-time 3-pointers list with 241.

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In the Chicago Bulls’ 100–90 win at the Los Angeles Clippers, Tony Bradley had four points and five rebounds in 23 minutes and Coby White wasn’t active. White, who has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, was cleared to make his season debut Monday night in a road game with the Los Angeles Lakers.


Day’Ron Sharpe missed Brooklyn’s 120–96 win at Oklahoma City for what the team called personal reasons. Coach Steve Nash said that he’s pretty sure that Sharpe will be back for Tuesday’s home game against Golden State (TNT).

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
Off Sunday
Season statistics — 13 games, 19.5 points, 42.5 FG%, 38.6 3FG%, 86.5 FT%, 6.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists
Up next — 7:30 Monday at Atlanta; 7:30 Wednesday at New York
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
Off Sunday
Season statistics — 13 games, 21.4 points, 49.7 FG%, 42.7 3FG%, 85.4 FT%, 8.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday at Detroit; 8 p.m. Wednesday at Minnesota
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
100–90 win at Los Angeles Clippers
23 minutes, 4 points, 2–5 FG, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers, +10, 1.7 game score
Season statistics — 10 games, 2.5 points, 46.2 FG%, 4.1 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist
Up next — 10:30 Monday at Los Angeles Lakers, NBATV; 10 p.m. Wednesday at Portland
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
Off Sunday
Season statistics —
12 games, 6.8 points, 38.5 FG%, 32.1 3P%, 60.0 FT%, 2.6 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next —
8 p.m. Monday vs. Denver, NBATV; 10 p.m. Wednesday at Phoenix, ESPN
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
Off Sunday
Season statistics —
3 games, 0 points, 1 rebound
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday vs. Boston; 7:30 Wednesday at Brooklyn
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
114–106 win
vs. San Antonio 29 minutes, 15 points, 5–8 FG, 5–7 3FG, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +12, 13.4 game score
Season statistics — 6 games, 8.7 points, 43.6 FG%, 45.7 3FG%, 1.7 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next — 10:30 Monday vs. Chicago, NBATV; 7:30 Wednesday at Milwaukee, ESPN
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
Off Sunday
Season statistics — 11 games, 7.5 points, 45.2 FG%, 41.8 3FG%, 4–4 FT, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday at Utah, TNT; 9 p.m. Thursday at Denver, NBATV
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
115–89 win at Houston —
27 minutes, 10 points, 2–7 FG, 2–6 3FG, 4–4 FT, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, +2, 10.4 game score
Season statistics —
12 games, 7.3 points, 34.9 FG%, 34.0 3FG%, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday at Minnesota; 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Dallas, ESPN
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
124–95 loss at Denver
29 minutes, 13 points, 4–12 FG, 3–8 3FG, 2–2 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, -17, 11.0 game score
Season statistics —
14 games, 7.9 points, 50.0 FG%, 34.1 3P%, 82.4 FT%, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Monday vs. Toronto; 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Chicago
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
120–96 win at Oklahoma City —
Missed game for personal reasons
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 — 7:30 Tuesday vs. Golden State, TNT; 7:30 Wednesday vs. Cleveland
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Recovering from injury
Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard (had left shoulder surgery; likely to return this week)
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In G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) forward
Off Sunday
Season statistics —
4 games, 23.8 points, 55.9% FG, 52.6% 3FG, 62.5 FT%, 9.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 of a steal
Up next — 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Memphis Hustle (Grizzlies affiliate)
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Theo Pinson, Maine Celtics guard
113
108 win vs. Delaware Blue Coats (Sixers affiliate) — Started; 34 minutes, 30 points, 12–18 FG, 5–7 3FG, 1–1 FT, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, -4
Season statistics —
4 games, 19.0 points, 52.0 FG%, 47.8 3FG%, 90.0 FT%, 5.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals
Up next — 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday vs. Capital City Go-Go (Wizards affiliate)
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