Tar Heels in NBA: Green swipes four steals, scores in double figures for second straight game; Pinson 27, Jackson 18 in G League

By R.L. Bynum

Danny Green continues to bring hustle back to Philadelphia’s lineup.

After returning from missing four games with hamstring tightness, Green has scored in double figures and recorded four steals in two consecutive games.

Green collected 11 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and four steals in 21 minutes coming off the bench of Philadelphia’s 121–120 double-overtime home loss to Minnesota.

“Hamstring feels great,” Green said. “There’s other things that I was trying to attend to, but the hamstring feels really good.”

Joel Embiid returned to the lineup for the Sixers (10–10) after missing nine games because of COVID-19 protocols and had 42 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.


Phoenix (17–3) extended its win streak to 16 with a 113–107 win at Brooklyn. Cameron Johnson scored eight points in 19 minutes. Day’Ron Sharpe didn’t play for the Nets (14–4).


Reggie Bullock had seven points and two 3-pointers for Dallas (10–8) in its 120–113 home loss to Memphis.


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In Chicago’s 107–104 home loss to Miami, Coby White had four points, six rebounds, two assists, one block and five turnovers in 19 minutes. Tony Bradley didn’t play.


In the G League, Theo Pinson scored 27 points and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes as the Maine Celtics earned an easy 131–106 home victory over the Westchester Knicks.


Justin Jackson scored 18 points and three 3-pointers and collected four rebounds in the Texas Legends’ 104–98 home victory over Greensboro.

Jackson dished out a pro-career-high seven assists, which bettered his best previous G League total of four and his best NBA total of five. His best assist total at UNC was eight against Miami in a 15-point game Feb. 20, 2016.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
105–92 loss
at Cleveland — Missed fifth consecutive game with a sprained right ankle
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 p.m. Monday at Philadelphia; 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Denver
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
Off Saturday
Season statistics —
19 games, 19.0 points, 47.8 FG%, 39.8 3FG%, 84.6 FT%, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists
Up next — 6 p.m. Sunday at Memphis; 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
107–104 loss
vs. Miami — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 17 games, 3.6 points, 55.8 FG%, 4.2 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday vs. Charlotte, BSSE; 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New York, NBATV
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
120–114 loss
vs. Memphis — 27 minutes, 7 points, 2–7 FG, 2–7 3FG, 1–1 FT, 2 rebounds, -3, 2.7 game  score
Season statistics —
17 games, 5.9 points, 35.8 FG%, 28.4 3P%, 66.7 FT%, 2.9 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next —
8:30 Monday vs. Cleveland; 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Orleans
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
105–92 win vs. Orlando —
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics —
6 games, 2.2 points, 66.7 FG%, 50.0 FT%, 4.3 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 8:30 Monday at Dallas; 7:30 Wednesday at Miami
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
Off Saturday
Season statistics — 13 games, 6.6 points, 38.0 FG%, 38.8 3FG%, 1.8 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next — 9:30 Sunday vs. Detroit; 10 p.m. Tuesday at Sacramento
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
121–120 double-OT loss
vs. Minnesota — 21 minutes, 11 points, 4–9 FG, 3–7 3FG, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 2 turnovers, +11, 12.1 game score
Season statistics — 13 games, 8.0 points, 47.4 FG%, 43.1 3FG%, 4–4 FT, 2.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday vs. Orlando; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boston, NBATV
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
113–107 win
at Brooklyn — 19 minutes, 8 points, 3–6 FG, 2–5 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 turnover, +11, 3.1 game score
Season statistics —
20 games, 8.5 points, 40.5 FG%, 38.7 3FG%, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. Golden State, TNT; 9 p.m. Thursday vs. Detroit
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
Off Saturday
Season statistics — 20 games, 8.4 points, 49.2 FG%, 32.2 3P%, 82.8 FT%, 5.3 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 9 p.m. Monday at Utah; 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. Detroit
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
113–107 loss vs. Phoenix —
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season NBA statistics — 8 games, 2.6 points, 52.9 FG%, 33.3% 3P%, 2–5 FT, 2.1 rebounds
Season G League statistics — 2 games, 15.5 points, 4–12 FG, 40.9 3P%, 71.4 FT%, 12.5 rebounds, 4 steals, 6 blocks
Up next — 7:30 Tuesday vs. New York, TNT; 7:30 p.m. Friday vs. Minnesota
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
107–104 loss
vs. Miami — 19 minutes, 4 points, 2–8 FG, 0–5 3FG, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 5 turnovers, +3, -2.3 game score
Season statistics — 7 games, 6.1 points, 37.5 FG%, 27.3 3P%, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday vs. Charlotte, BSSE; 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New York, NBATV
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In G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) forward
104–98 win vs. Greensboro (Hornets affiliate) — Started; 18 points, 7–19 FG, 3–9 3FG, 1–1 FT, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, +10
Season statistics — 6 games, 22.5 points, 49.0% FG, 44.6% 3FG, 72.7 FT%, 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.7 of a steal
Up next — 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 vs. Austin Spurs
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Theo Pinson, Maine Celtics guard
131–106 win vs. Westchester (Knicks affiliate) —
Started; 25 minutes, 27 points, 6–15 FG, 3–7 3FG, 1–1 FT, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, +17
Season statistics —
7 games, 19.0 points, 50.6 FG%, 45.7 3FG%, 92.9 FT%, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals
Up next — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 vs. Raptors 905
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