By R.L. Bynum

Cole Anthony’s stay in New York nearly produced a pair of victories before the Brooklyn Nets held on for a victory on Friday night.

Anthony had 16 points, nine assists and five rebounds as his Orlando Magic (4–12) led by as many as 19 points in the first half before falling to the Nets 115–113 in Brooklyn. That came two days after Anthony had 15 points and 10 rebounds in Orlando’s 104–98 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

The Nets fouled Anthony with a three-point lead and 3.2 seconds left. Anthony made the first free throw but didn’t hit the rim in his attempt to intentionally miss the second free throw. That gave Brooklyn the ball and the victory.

Kevin Durant missed the game with a right shoulder strain. For the second consecutive Brooklyn game, Day’Ron Sharpe didn’t play.


Without the benefit of a training camp, Coby White is off to a slow start for the Chicago Bulls (11–5) after finally recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

In the Bulls’ 114–108 victory at Denver, White scored for the first time in his third game this season. He had two points on a 1-of-7 night from the floor, including missing two layup attempts, with two rebounds and two turnovers.

Tony Bradley had eight points, five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes for Chicago.

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In Phoenix’s 112–104 home win over Dallas (9–6), Cameron Johnson was 5 of 8 from the floor with three 3-pointers to score 13 points for his fifth double-figure scoring game of the season and second-best game score at 9.5. The 12–3 Suns have the second-best record in the Western Conference and an 11-game win streak.


For the Mavericks, Reggie Bullock missed all five 3-point attempts and had six points, three rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes.


Harrison Barnes scored 14 points as Sacramento (6–10) lost its second consecutive game, 108–89, against Toronto. Barnes’ 6.7 game score was his lowest of the season.


Wayne Ellington missed all three of his shots, all 3-point attempts, in 11 scoreless minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 130–108 loss at Boston. He air-balled one 3-point attempt in the fourth quarter. The Lakers are 8–9, which is the ninth-best in the Western Conference.


In the G League, Theo Pinson had 18 points, six rebounds and two assists as his Maine Celtics rolled to a 116–91 home victory over the Capital City Go-Go (the Wizards’ affiliate.) Maine is second in the East Division at 5–1.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
115–113 loss
at Brooklyn — Started; 32 minutes, 16 points, 6–17 FG, 1–5 3FG, 3–4 FT, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 turnover
Season statistics — 15 games, 19.9 points, 41.1 FG%, 37.3 3FG%, 86.7 FT%, 6.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Saturday at Milwaukee; 8 p.m. Monday at Milwaukee
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
108–89 loss
vs. Toronto — Started; 26 minutes, 14 points, 3–9 FG, 0–2 3FG, 8–8 FT, 1 rebound, 2 assist, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, -15, 6.7 game score
Season statistics — 16 games, 20.0 points, 48.0 FG%, 41.5 3FG%, 87.7 FT%, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Saturday vs. Utah; 10 p.m. Monday vs. Philadelphia, NBATV
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
114–108 win
at Denver — 15 minutes, 8 points, 3–3 FG, 2–2 FT, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, -6, 8.0 game score
Season statistics — 13 games, 3.5 points, 52.5 FG%, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Sunday vs. New York; 8 p.m. Monday vs. Indiana
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
112–104 loss
at Phoenix — 28 minutes, 6 points, 3–8 FG, 0–5 3FG, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, -8, 4.1 game score
Season statistics —
15 games, 6.3 points, 37.1 FG%, 29.2 3P%, 60.0 FT%, 2.8 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next —
3:30 Sunday at Los Angeles Clippers; 10:30 Tuesday at Los Angeles Clippers
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
Off Friday
Season statistics —
5 games, 2.6 points, 66.7 FG%, 50.0 FT%, 5.2 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday vs. Brooklyn, NBATV; 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Phoenix
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
130–108 loss
at Boston — 11 minutes, 0 points, 0–3 FG, 0–3 3FG, 1 rebound
Season statistics — 8 games, 8.3 points, 36.5 FG%, 37.5 3FG%, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next — 6 p.m. Sunday at Detroit; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at New York, TNT
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
Off Friday; is expected to miss his third consecutive game Saturday because of left 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 — 10 p.m. Saturday at Portland; 10 p.m. Monday at Sacramento, NBATV
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
112–104 win vs. Dallas —
22 minutes, 13 points, 5–8 FG, 3–5 3FG, 0–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, +9, 9.5 game score
Season statistics —
15 games, 7.5 points, 37.7 FG%, 36.4 3FG%, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Sunday vs. Denver; 8:30 p.m. Monday at San Antonio
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
Off Friday
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
115–113 win
vs. Orlando — 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 p.m. Monday at Cleveland, NBATV; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boston, ESPN
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
114–108 win
at Denver — 11 minutes, 2 points, 1–7 FG, 0–3 3FG, 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers, -4, -4.3 game score
Season statistics — 3 games, 2 points, 1–11 FG, 0–3 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 turnovers
Up next — 8 p.m. Sunday vs. New York; 8 p.m. Monday vs. Indiana
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In G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) forward
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 — 8:30 Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27 vs. Greensboro (Hornets affiliate)
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Theo Pinson, Maine Celtics guard
116–91 win
vs. Capital City Go-Go (Wizards affiliate) — Started; 34 minutes, 18 points, 7–13 FG, 4–8 3FG, 6 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +22
Season statistics — 6 games, 17.7 points, 49.3 FG%, 43.6 3FG%, 91.7 FT%, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals
Up next — 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 and Monday, Nov. 29 at Westchester (Knicks affiliate)
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