By R.L. Bynum

It was a big night for Carolina’s previous two starting point guards, with Cole Anthony having another impressive game and Coby White just happy to be playing in a game.

Anthony already earned his third double-double of the season by the third quarter and finished with 29 points and a career-high 11 assists as Orlando lost 129–111 at Atlanta. Anthony’s best previous assist total was nine twice, the last time on April 18. It was his first double-double this season in which assists were one of the elements.

It was his second consecutive game with at least 20 points and his sixth game with at least 24 points this season after only doing it twice last season. Anthony was 4 of 7 from 3-point range, giving him 100 career 3-pointers. On the downside, he tied his career-high with six turnovers (also against Philadelphia on May 16 when he scored a career-high 37).

The Magic made a game of it in the first half, taking a 50–46 lead on an Anthony drive, and his step-back jumper with 1:22 gave the Magic a 56–52 lead. Atlanta went up 60–56 by halftime, though, and never trailed in the second half.

Orlando (3–11), which has the worst record in the Eastern Conference, was playing without rookie guard Jalen Suggs, out with a sprained right ankle.


After finally working his way back from June 10 shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, White came off the bench with 10:21 left in the second quarter of the Chicago Bulls’ 121–103 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers to play for the first time in 183 days.

White played 11 scoreless minutes with a rebound and missed both shots.

White, 21, returned to a very different Bulls team than last season with the addition of Lonzo Ball, who will get the bulk of the point-guard minutes. Most of the playing time of the two spot will go to Zach LaVine.

“I do think with our second unit, he can provide some shooting for that group,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said of White. “It’s probably going to take him a little bit of time to get into a rhythm considering he’s been out for so long. He missed the whole training camp, the whole summer. He hasn’t really played necessarily other than a few occasions of 5-on-5. We’re just going to have to see as it goes.”

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White won’t likely be taking playing time from Ball or LaVine but rather rookie Ayo Dosunmu. Dosunmu got into Monday’s game before White’s first appearance.

“I think [Dosunmu has] played too well and has played some good basketball for us,” Donovan said. “We’ve got to find a way to utilize both of those guys.”

White went from making one start while averaging 13.2 points and 2.7 assists during his rookie season to starting 54 of 69 games last season. He averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists in his second season with career-high games for points (36 points on Jan. 6 against Sacramento), assists (13 on Jan. 10 against the Los Angeles Clippers) and 3-pointers (8 vs. New Orleans on Feb. 10).

Tony Bradley had six points and nine rebounds for the Bulls while Wayne Ellington scored three points for the Lakers.


Harrison Barnes scored 15 points and pulled down six rebounds as Sacramento (6–8) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129–107 road victory over Detroit. Barnes is one away from 3,500 career rebounds.


Reggie Bullock had five points, three rebounds and two assists for Dallas in the Mavericks’ 111–101 home win over Denver.


Cameron Johnson collected seven points and four rebounds in Phoenix’s 99–96 road victory over Minnesota.


Nassir Little scored eight points in Portland’s 118–113 home win over Toronto.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
129–111 loss at Atlanta —
Started; 36 minutes, 29 points, 11–19 FG, 4–8 3FG, 3–4 FT, 3 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals, 6 turnovers, -8, 24.3 game score
Season statistics — 14 games, 20.2 points, 43.8 FG%, 39.4 3FG%, 85.7 FT%, 6.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists
Up next — 7:30 Wednesday at New York; 7:30 Friday at Brooklyn
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
129–107 win at Detroit —
Started; 29 minutes, 15 points, 6–12 FG, 1–3 3FG, 2–2 FT, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +14, 11.1 game score
Season statistics — 14 games, 20.9 points, 49.7 FG%, 42.3 3FG%, 85.7 FT%, 8.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Wednesday at Minnesota; 10 p.m. Friday vs. Toronto
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
121–103 win at Los Angeles Lakers —
27 minutes, 6 points, 3–5 FG, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 turnovers, +17, 3.7 game score
Season statistics — 11 games, 2.8 points, 48.4 FG%, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday at Portland; 9 p.m. Friday at Denver
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
111–101 win vs. Denver —
30 minutes, 5 points, 2–5 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3 rebounds, 2 assist, +15, 3.8 game score
Season statistics —
13 games, 6.6 points, 38.6 FG%, 32.2 3P%, 60.0 FT%, 2.6 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next —
10 p.m. Wednesday at Phoenix, ESPN; 10 p.m. Friday at Phoenix, ESPN
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
98–92 loss vs. Boston —
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics —
3 games, 0 points, 1 rebound
Up next — 7:30 Wednesday at Brooklyn; 7:30 Thursday vs. Golden State
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
121–103 loss vs. Chicago —
21 minutes, 3 points, 1–6 FG, 1–6 3FG, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, -4, 1.1 game score
Season statistics — 7 games, 7.9 points, 40.0 FG%, 41.5 3FG%, 1.9 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Wednesday at Milwaukee, ESPN; 7:30 Friday at Boston, ESPN
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
Off Monday; didn’t practice because of hamstring tightness and is likely out Tuesday
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
99–96 win at Minnesota —
22 minutes, 7 points, 3–9 FG, 1–6 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +8, 2.0 game score
Season statistics —
13 games, 7.2 points, 34.7 FG%, 32.2 3FG%, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Dallas, ESPN; 10 p.m. Friday vs. Dallas, ESPN
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
118–113 win vs. Toronto —
25 minutes, 8 points, 3–7 FG, 1–4 3FG, 1–2 FT, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, +5, 4.7 game score
Season statistics —
15 games, 7.9 points, 49.4 FG%, 33.3 3P%, 78.9 FT%, 5.5 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Chicago; 10 p.m. Saturday vs. Philadelphia
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
Off Monday
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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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
121–103 win at Los Angeles Lakers
— (Season debut) 11 minutes, 0 points, 0–2 FG, 1 rebound, -15, -1.1 game score
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday at Portland; 9 p.m. Friday at Denver
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In G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) forward
Off Monday
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
Off Monday
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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