Tar Heels in NBA: Back as starter, White has solid all-around game in Bulls win; Barnes scores 18; Anthony has 15

By R.L. Bynum

Back in the starting lineup for the first time since mid-February, Coby White wasn’t far away from a triple-double in Chicago’s 101–91 home victory Saturday over Cleveland.

White collected nine points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals as a starter after seven consecutive games coming off the bench. He was in the lineup because Zach LaVine missed the game with left knee soreness.

In 15 games as a starter this season, White is averaging 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

It was the second consecutive win after five straight losses for the Bulls (41–26), who are fourth in the Eastern Conference.

For the second consecutive game and sixth in the last eight, Tony Bradley didn’t play (coach’s decision.)

Ed Davis was scoreless with one rebound in four minutes for Cleveland. He’s played in a season-high four consecutive Cavaliers games after going scoreless with four rebounds in 10 minutes in their 117–105 Friday loss at Miami.


Harrison Barnes keeps on putting up consistent efforts that aren’t enough for his struggling Sacramento Kings.

Barnes contributed 18 points, four rebounds and two assists Saturday night as the Kings lost 134–125 for their fourth consecutive defeat.

Barnes has scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games for Sacramento, which is 13th in the Western Conference at 24–45.


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On Friday, Cole Anthony contributed 15 points, six rebounds and six assists in Orlando’s 118–110 home victory over Minnesota. The Magic (18–50) has won back-to-back games.

The Magic tries to make it three in a row Sunday against Philadelphia, who will be without Danny Green. Green missed the Sixers’ 129–100 Thursday home loss to Brooklyn, and will likely miss another week with a left middle finger laceration.


Reggie Bullock, who had eight points and two rebounds in Dallas’ 113–100 win Friday at Houston, will miss Sunday’s Mavericks game at Boston for personal reasons.


Cameron Johnson has missed the last four Phoenix games with a right quad contusion and will also miss the Suns’ 9 p.m. Sunday game against the Los Angeles Lakers.


Day’Ron Sharpe is expected to be back on Brooklyn’s active roster for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game on ABC against New York after putting up a double-double in the G League on Saturday night. He had 16 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in the Long Island Nets’ 130–120 home loss to the Delaware Blue Coats (the Sixers’ affiliate.)


In the G League on Thursday night, Justin Jackson collected 27 points, six 3-pointers, four rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes as his Texas Legends earned a 115–101 home victory over the Salt Lake City Stars. Saturday, he had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Legends’ 110–104 home win over the Birmingham Squadron (the Pelicans’ affiliate).

(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
118–110
Friday win vs. Minnesota — Started; 30 minutes, 15 points, 5–11 FG, 2–5 3FG, 3–4 FT, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, +/- of 0, 11.5 game score
Season statistics —
54 games, 17.2 points, 39.6 FG%, 33.5 3FG%, 85.8 FT%, 5.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists
Up next — 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Philadelphia; 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
134–125
Saturday loss at Utah Started; 35 minutes, 18 points, 7–12 FG, 2–5 3FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -14, 13.8 game score
Season statistics — 64 games, 17.3 points, 47.5 FG%, 42.1 3FG%, 83.1 FT%, 5.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Monday vs. Chicago; 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
101–91
Saturday win vs. Cleveland Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 47 games, 3.0 points, 58.7 FG%, 66.7 FT%, 3.6 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Monday at Sacramento; 9 p.m. Wednesday at Utah
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
113–100
Friday win at Houston — Started; 36 minutes, 8 points, 3–9 FG, 2–8 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, +3, 3.1 game score
Season statistics —
57 games, 8.2 points, 39.5 FG%, 34.5 3P%, 81.8 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assist
Up next —
3:30 Sunday at Boston, ABC; 7:30 Wednesday at Brooklyn, ESPN
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
117–105
Friday loss at Miami — 10 minutes, 0 points, 4 rebounds, +4, 1.2 game score
101–91 Saturday loss at Chicago — 4 minutes, 0 points, 1 rebound, -6, 0.3 game score
Season statistics — 24 games, 1.2 points, 68.8 FG%, 42.9 FT%, 2.5 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday vs. Los Angeles Clippers; 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
122–109
Friday win vs. Washington — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 37 games, 6.4 points, 39.1 FG%, 39.1 3FG%, 4–5 FT, 1.7 rebounds, 0.6 of an assist
Up next — 9 p.m. Sunday at Phoenix, ESPN; 10:30 Monday vs. Toronto
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
129–100
Thursday loss vs. Brooklyn — Missed game, and likely will miss a week, with a left middle finger laceration
Season statistics —
46 games, 6.1 points, 39.8 FG%, 37.6 3FG%, 12–14 FT, 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next — 6 p.m. Sunday at Orlando; 7:30 Monday vs. Denver, ESPN
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
117–112
Friday loss vs. Toronto — Missed fourth consecutive game with a right quad contusion
Season statistics — 60 games, 12.8 points, 47.5FG%, 44.8 3FG%, 87.3 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next — 9 p.m. Sunday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN; 8 p.m. Tuesday at New Orleans, NBATV
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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
113–100
Friday win at Houston — Not active for game
NBA season statistics —
16 games, 1.8 points, 28.1 FG%, 24.0 3FG, 44 FT, 1.2 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
G League season statistics —
14 games, 15.7 points, 40.4 FG%, 38.6 3FG%, 84.8 FT%, 4.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals
Up next — 3:30 Sunday at Boston, ABC; 7:30 Wednesday at Brooklyn, ESPN
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
129–100
Thursday win at Philadelphia — Not active for game
130–120 Saturday loss in G League for Long Island Nets at Delaware Blue Coats (Sixers affiliate) — Started; 32 minutes, 16 points, 8–14 FG, 0–2 3FG, 1–1 FT, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, +8
Season NBA statistics — 32 games, 6.2 points, 57.7 FG%, 28.6 3P%, 58.5% FT, 5.0 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
G League statistics (2021 part of season) — 4 games, 18.0 points, 47.8 FG%, 33.33P%, 85.7 FT%, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 2.6 blocks
G League statistics (2022 part of season) — 3 games, 16.0 points, 53.8 FG%, 50.0 3FG%, 25.0 FT%, 11.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. New York (ABC); 7 p.m. Tuesday at Orlando
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
101–91
Saturday win vs. Cleveland Started; 35 minutes, 9 points, 4–11 FG, 1–4 3FG, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, +3, 10.7 game score
Season statistics — 47 games, 13.5 points, 44.7 FG%, 40.1 3P%, 84.8 FT%, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Monday at Sacramento; 9 p.m. Wednesday at Utah
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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
115–101 Thursday win
vs. Salt Lake City Stars (Jazz affiliate) — Started; 33 minutes, 27 points, 9–19 FG, 6–14 3FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, 1 block, +3
110–104 Saturday win vs. Birmingham Squadron (Pelicans affiliate) Started; 39 minutes, 13 points, 4–12 FG, 3–5 3FG, 1–1 FT, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, +9
NBA season statistics — 7 games, 2.1 points, 33.3% FG, 33.3% 3FG, 1.0 rebounds, 0.3 of an assist
G League statistics (2022 part of season) — 19 games, 21.6 points, 40.1% FG, 39.1% 3FG, 83.3 FT%, 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists

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