Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock’s roll continues with career-best streak of 3 consecutive games scoring at least 20

By R.L. Bynum

Reggie Bullock, in his ninth NBA season, stayed on a roll Sunday, scoring at least 20 points in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.

Bullock scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers and nine rebounds, both season-highs, in the Dallas Mavericks’ 103–94 home victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Dallas improved to 9–1 when Bullock scores at least 15 points.

It shows how much Bullock has turned around his season that he had no 20-point efforts in his first 41 games before his 23-point night against Indiana on Jan. 29. That began a stretch of four 20-point games in five outings.

Bullock, who sank a 3-pointer and had a steal and a layup during a key late 12–2 Dallas run, scored 23 points Wednesday against Oklahoma City and 20 Friday against Philadelphia.

In 100 games for Carolina, Bullock scored at least 20 points six times, with a high of 24 against Maryland on Jan. 19, 2013, but never did it in consecutive games.

Bullock has always been known for his good defense, and he frustrated the Hawks’ Trey Young, who was held to 17 points, 10 points under his average.

“He’s a talented player, it’s all about disturbing him, making things tough for him, making him live outside the 3-point line,” Bullock said. “It’s up to us to stay with our defensive scheme and just try to get into him and make everything tough.”

Bullock has averaged 18.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the last six games while shooting 50.7% from the floor and 49.1% from 3-point range. More evidence that his season wasn’t going well until lately, all of this has only pushed his season average to 7.8 points per game.

He had a 20.1 game score on Sunday for his third of at least 20 in the last five games after his previous season-high before this stretch was 15.2.

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Cole Anthony shot 3 of 10 from the floor and had nine points and four assists in Orlando’s 116–83 home loss to Boston.


Danny Green had eight points and two 3-pointers in Philadelphia’s 119–108 victory at Chicago.

Tony Bradley was scoreless with three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes for the Bulls, who were without Coby White (right adductor strain) for a second consecutive game.


Day’Ron Sharpe scored four points in 14 minutes of Brooklyn’s 124–104 loss at Denver.


Ed Davis got into Cleveland’s 98–85 win over Indiana for one minute and had no statistics.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
116–83 loss
vs. Boston — Started; 32 minutes, 9 points, 3–10 FG, 1–3 3FG, 2–2 FT, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, -18, 4.2 game score
Season statistics —
41 games, 17.7 points, 38.9 FG%, 32.2 3FG%, 85.0 FT%, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday at Portland; 9 p.m. Friday at Utah
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
Off Sunday
Season statistics — 50 games, 16.8 points, 45.6 FG%, 40.6 3FG%, 81.5 FT%, 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday vs. Minnesota
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
119–108 loss
vs. Philadelphia — 12 minutes, 3 rebounds, 1 block, -13, 0.8 game score
Season statistics — 39 games, 3.3 points, 58.0 FG%, 76.5 FT%, 3.9 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday vs. Phoenix, NBATV; 7:30 Wednesday at Charlotte, ESPN, BSSE
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
103–94 win
vs. Atlanta — Started; 38 minutes, 22 points, 8–13 FG, 6–10 3FG, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, +3, 20.1 game score
Season statistics —
46 games, 7.8 points, 41.0 FG%, 35.3 3P%, 84.4 FT%, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next —
8:30 Tuesday vs. Detroit; 8:30 Thursday vs. Los Angeles Clippers
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
98–85 win
vs. Indiana — 1 minute, no statistics, -2, 0.0 game score
Season statistics — 17 games, 1.2 points, 64.3 FG%, 37.5 FT%, 2.5 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. San Antonio; 7 p.m. Friday at Indiana
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
Off Sunday
Season statistics — 33 games, 6.2 points, 39.5 FG%, 38.8 3FG%, 4–5 FT, 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, TNT; 10 p.m. Wednesday at Portland
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
119–108 win
at Chicago — Started; 26 minutes, 8 points, 3–5 FG, 2–3 3FG, 1 assist, 1 block, +3, 5.9 game score
Season statistics — 35 games, 6.9 points, 41.5 FG%, 38.9 3FG%, 12–14 FT, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. Phoenix; 7 p.m. Friday vs. Oklahoma City
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Justin Jackson, Phoenix Suns forward
Off Sunday
NBA season statistics —
6 games, 2.5 points, 38.5% FG, 37.5% 3FG, 1.0 rebounds, 0.3 of an assist
G League season statistics— 18 games, 23.3 points, 43.3% FG, 40.4% 3FG, 82.6 FT%, 7.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday at Chicago, NBATV; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
Off Sunday
Season statistics —
48 games, 12.1 points, 46.3 FG%, 43.6 3FG%, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday at Chicago, NBATV; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
Is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder
Season statistics — 42 games, 9.8 points, 46.0 FG%, 33.1 3P%, 73.4 FT%, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists
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Theo Pinson, Dallas Mavericks guard
103–94 win
vs. Atlanta — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
NBA season statistics —
15 games, 1.9 points, 30.0 FG%, 26.1 3FG, 44 FT, 1.2 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist
G League season statistics —
13 games, 15.4 points, 40.6 FG%, 39.2 3FG%, 83.3 FT%, 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals
Up next — 8:30 Tuesday vs. Detroit; 8:30 Thursday vs. Los Angeles Clippers
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
124–104 loss
at Denver — 14 minutes, 4 points, 1–2 FG, 0–1 3FG, 2–2 FT, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 turnovers, -1, 1.9 game score
Season NBA statistics —
25 games, 6.4 points, 58.3 FG%, 25.0 3P%, 69.2% FT, 4.8 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist
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. Boston, TNT; 7:30 Thursday at Washington, TNT
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
119–108 loss
vs. Philadelphia — Missed game with right adductor strain
Season statistics — 33 games, 12.9 points, 43.8 FG%, 36.8 3P%, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Monday vs. Phoenix, NBATV; 7:30 Wednesday at Charlotte, ESPN, BSSE
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