Tar Heels in NBA: White has best scoring game of season; Barnes scores 18; Green hits big 3

By R.L. Bynum

In only his second game back after missing five while in the NBA’s health-and-safety protocols, Coby White looked pretty confident and effective.

White came off the bench to score a season-high 24 points, going 5 of 9 from 3-point range with five rebounds and two assists, in the Chicago Bulls’ 133–118 home win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. It was his best game since scoring 27 against Memphis on April 16 and his 17th career game with at least 24 points.

White’s game score of 17.6 is second only this season to the 17.7 he put up on Nov. 26 at Orlando when he had 20 points, four rebounds and two assists.

The Bulls were already playing without five players who are in the league’s COVID-19 protocols before Derrick Jones Jr. sprained his left hamstring in Sunday’s game and Alex Caruso sprained his left foot early in Monday’s game.

That meant plenty of action for White, who played a season-high 32 minutes, and Alfonzo McKinnie (16 points in 29 minutes).

“I give those guys a lot of credit,” Chicago coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought they were terrific tonight. It’s good to see those guys’ hard work get rewarded.”

Tony Bradley contributed eight points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 14 minutes for Chicago.


Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and four 3-pointers and added six rebounds and three assists in Sacramento’s 113–98 loss at Golden State.

Barnes’ total of 306 3-pointers for the Kings pushed him past John Salmons for 16th on the franchise’s all-time 3-pointers list.

The Kings were playing without Marvin Bagley III, Davion Mitchell, Terence Davis, Alex Len and De’Aaron Fox, who, along with interim coach Alvin Gentry, are all in the NBA’s health-and-safety protocols. That’s a big reason why Barnes has played 77 minutes in the last two games.


Danny Green collected eight points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in Philadelphia’s 108–103 win at Boston. Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 41 points.

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Green, who started for the second consecutive game, gave the short-handed 76ers the lead for good at 99–98 on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:43. Embiid then scored nine points in the last 1:12.

The 76ers were without four of their top seven scorers in Tyrese Maxey, Shake Milton, Georges Niang, and Furkan Korkmaz. Philadelphia got only one point from its bench.

For the second time in as many games with the Celtics, Justin Jackson didn’t play. Boston was playing without Al Horford, Josh Richardson, and Grant Williams.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
at Toronto —
Postponed; Missed two previous games with a sprained right ankle
Season statistics — 23 games, 19.9 points, 41.7 FG%, 36.6 3FG%, 87.6 FT%, 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists
Up next — 7:30 Wednesday at Atlanta, NBATV; 7 p.m. Thursday vs. New Orleans
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
113–98 loss at Golden State —
Started; 37 minutes, 19 points, 6–11 FG, 4–7 3FG, 3–5 FT, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, -20, 16.2 game score
Season statistics — 27 games, 17.5 points, 45.1 FG%, 39.2 3FG%, 84.4 FT%, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, NBATV; 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Memphis
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
133–118 win vs. Houston —
14 minutes, 8 points, 3–3 FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, +17, 9.6 game score
Season statistics — 23 games, 3.7 points, 57.4 FG%, 4.4 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Wednesday vs. Toronto; 8 p.m. Sunday vs. Indiana
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
Team off Monday;Entered NBA’s health-and-safety protocols on Saturday
Season statistics —
27 games, 5.8 points, 36.4 FG%, 28.3 3P%, 72.7 FT%, 2.7 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next —
8:30 Tuesday vs. Minnesota; 8:30 Thursday vs. Milwaukee, NBATV
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
Off Monday
Season statistics —
11 games, 1.7 points, 75.0 FG%, 25.0 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 0.1 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Wednesday at Boston; 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Toronto
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
Off Monday
Season statistics —
23 games, 6.7 points, 38.9 FG%, 38.5 3FG%, 4–5 FT, 1.7 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. Phoenix, TNT; 10:30 Thursday vs. San Antonio
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
108–103 win at Boston —
Started; 39 minutes, 8 points, 2–8 FG, 2–8 3FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, +12, 9.1 game score
Season statistics — 24 games, 7.1 points, 40.6 FG%, 37.4 3FG%, 8–8 FT, 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Atlanta; 6 p.m. Sunday at Washington
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Justin Jackson, Boston Celtics forward
108–103 win at Boston —
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
G League season statistics for Texas Legends (Mavericks affiliate) —
10 games, 22.7 points, 47.3% FG, 41.4% 3FG, 79.2 FT%, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steals
Up next — 7:30 Wednesday vs. Cleveland; 2:30 Saturday at Milwaukee, ABC (WTVD in Triangle)
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
Off Monday
Season statistics —
29 games, 10.3 points, 42.4 FG%, 40.9 3FG%, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT; 9 p.m. Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
Off Monday; questionable for Tuesday’s game with a non-COVID-19-related illness
Season statistics —
27 games, 8.5 points, 47.7 FG%, 30.0 3P%, 75.9 FT%, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Tuesday at New Orleans; 10 p.m. Thursday vs. Brooklyn
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Theo Pinson, Dallas Mavericks guard
Off Monday
G League season statistics with Maine Celtics —
13 games, 15.1 points, 43.4 FG%, 40.6 3FG%, 88.5 FT%, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals
Up next — 8:30 Tuesday vs. Minnesota; 8:30 Thursday vs. Milwaukee, NBATV
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
Off Monday; in NBA’s health-and-safety protocolsSeason NBA statistics — 10 games, 3.1 points, 59.1 FG%, 33.3% 3P%, 4–11 FT, 2.9 rebounds
Season G League statistics — 4 games, 18.0 points, 47.8 FG%, 33.33P%, 85.7 FT%, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 2.6 blocks
Up next — 7:30 Tuesday vs. Washington, TNT; 10 p.m. Thursday at Portland
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
133–118 win vs. Houston —
31 minutes, 24 points, 7–15 FG, 5–9 3FG, 5–5 FT, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, +1, 17.6 game score
Season statistics — 11 games, 7.6 points, 36.5 FG%, 27.3 3P%, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Wednesday vs. Toronto; 8 p.m. Sunday vs. Indiana
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Photo via @chicagobulls

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