By R.L. Bynum

There’s something about playing back home in Madison Square Garden that brings out the best in Cole Anthony. Even on a bad shooting night, he isn’t going to be denied a Garden party.

Anthony collected 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for his fourth double-double of the season, and second in as many games, as Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak with a 104–98 road victory over the New York Knicks.

At New York in the third game of the season, Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds in a 110–104 Magic victory over the Knicks. Orlando (4–11) only has two other victories this season.

This time, the Magic outscored New York 10–2 in the last 1:54 to get the victory. His message as he walked off the court? “Bing bong,” a phrase that also has become a Knicks rallying cry.

Anthony’s driving bank shot with 52.7 seconds left pushed the Magic’s lead to four to put the game away, and he added a pair of free throws with 12.2 seconds remaining. Orlando had a 50–49 halftime lead, thanks to Anthony’s 36-foot 3-pointer with one second left in the first half.

It came on a night that he made only 1 of 9 3-point attempts and made just five of 21 shots. It was his fifth game this season with at least seven assists and his third game with at least 10 rebounds.


Harrison Barnes had 13 points, five rebounds and two assists in Sacramento’s 107–97 road loss to Minnesota.


Other than Anthony and Barnes, no other Tar Heels scored more than six points on a night in which nine UNC alums played.

One of those with six points was Ed Davis, who got his first start of the season. He played in only his fourth game of the season in Cleveland’s 16th game, a 109–99 loss at Brooklyn, scoring his first points of the season. Davis had six points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a block in 23 minutes after combining for less than seven minutes on the season before Wednesday.


Also scoring six points: Tony Bradley in Chicago’s 112–107 loss at Portland, Nassir Little in that same game for the Blazers and Cameron Johnson in Phoenix’s 105–98 home win over Dallas.

Wayne Ellington scored three points in the Lakers’ 109–102 loss at Milwaukee, Reggie Bullock had two points in that Mavericks loss and Coby White was scoreless in that Bulls defeat.

White hasn’t scored in either of his games as his season started this weekend and he tries to get his game together.

“I was definitely just trying to find a rhythm,’’ White said. “I hadn’t ever played with any of those guys that were on the floor, or most of them. So, it was just trying to get adjusted. A lot of adjustment. But it will be a feeling-out process, and I’m just glad to be back on the court.

“What’s been nice is all the guys have accepted me, they’ve brought me in,’’ White said. “It could be really different. A new team having a great year, a new guy coming into the mix. But they don’t really care about any of that. They just want to see me on the floor again.’’


Day’Ron Sharpe didn’t play in the Nets’ win after scoring four points Tuesday night in their 117–99 loss against Golden State.


Justin Jackson missed his G League game on Tuesday night but had a very good reason: He’s a dad for the first time. He was home with his wife, who gave birth to a daughter.

Tuesday and Wednesday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
104–98 Wednesday win at New York —
Started; 36 minutes, 15 points, 5–21 FG, 1–9 3FG, 4–4 FG, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +4, 9.6 game score
Season statistics — 15 games, 19.9 points, 41.1 FG%, 37.3 3FG%, 86.7 FT%, 6.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists
Up next — 7:30 Friday at Brooklyn; 8 p.m. Saturday at Milwaukee
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
107–97 Wednesday loss at Minnesota —
Started; 34 minutes, 13 points, 3–10 FG, 1–2 3FG, 6–6 FT, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers, -16, 10.2 game score
Season statistics — 16 games, 20.4 points, 48.7 FG%, 42.5 3FG%, 86.6 FT%, 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday vs. Toronto; 10 p.m. Saturday vs. Utah
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
112–107 Wednesday loss at Portland —
Started; 21 minutes, 6 points, 3–6 FG, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover, -3, 2.7 game score
Season statistics — 12 games, 3.1 points, 48.4 FG%, 4.5 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist
Up next — 9 p.m. Friday at Denver; 8 p.m. Sunday vs. New York
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
105–98 Wednesday loss at Phoenix —
26 minutes, 2 points, 1–6 FG, 0–1 3FG, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, -11, -1.7 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. Friday at Phoenix, ESPN; 3:30 Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
109–99 Wednesday loss at Brooklyn —
Started; 23 minutes, 6 points, 3–6 FG, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, -6, 7.6 game score
Season statistics —
4 games, 1.5 points, 50.0 FG%, 3.0 rebounds
Up next — 7:30 Thursday vs. Golden State; 7 p.m. Monday vs. Brooklyn, NBATV
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
109–102 Wednesday loss at Milwaukee —
19 minutes, 3 points, 1–7 FG, 1–7 3FG, 3 rebounds, -1, -0.6 game score
Season statistics — 8 games, 8.3 points, 36.5 FG%, 37.5 3FG%, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Friday at Boston, ESPN; 6 p.m. Sunday at Detroit
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
120–85 Tuesday loss at Utah —
Missed game with hamstring tightness
Season statistics — 11 games, 7.5 points, 45.2 FG%, 41.8 3FG%, 4–4 FT, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Up next — 9 p.m. Thursday at Denver, NBATV; 10 p.m. Saturday at Portland
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
105–98 Wednesday win vs. Dallas —
21 minutes, 6 points, 2–3 FG, 2–2 3FG, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, +10, 6.1 game score
Season statistics —
14 games, 7.1 points, 35.7 FG%, 34.4 3FG%, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday vs. Dallas, ESPN; 8 p.m. Sunday vs. Denver
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
112–107 Wednesday win vs. Chicago —
24 minutes, 6 points, 1–7 FG, 0–4 3FG, 4–4 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 5, 0.4 game score
Season statistics —
16 games, 7.8 points, 46.9 FG%, 30.6 3P%, 82.6 FT%, 5.6 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Saturday vs. Philadelphia; 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. Denver, TNT
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
117–99 Tuesday loss vs. Golden State —
9 minutes, 4 points, 2–5 FG, 0–1 3FG, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 3 turnovers
109–99 Wednesday win vs. Cleveland — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season NBA statistics — 7 games, 2.4 points, 50.06 FG%, 33.3% 3P%, 2–4 FT, 2.3 rebounds
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
Up next — 7:30 Friday vs. Orlando; 7 p.m. Monday at Cleveland, NBATV
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
112–107 Wednesday loss at Portland —
10 minutes, 0 points, 0–2 FG, 0–2 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, -3, -0.8 game score
Season statistics — 2 games, 0 points, 0–4 FG, 2 rebounds
Up next — 9 p.m. Friday at Denver; 8 p.m. Sunday vs. New York
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In G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) forward
106–100 Tuesday loss at Memphis Hustle (Grizzlies affiliate) — Didn’t play; was at home with newborn daughter
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. Thursday at Memphis Hustle; 8:30; Friday, Nov. 27 vs. Greensboro (Hornets affiliate)
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Theo Pinson, Maine Celtics guard
Off Tuesday and Wednesday
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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