Tar Heels in pros: Bullock returns to score 18, hit key 3; Sharpe, Jackson have big G League games

By R.L. Bynum

Reggie Bullock returned after missing four games because of personal reasons but showed no rust from the break.

Bullock scored 18 points and six 3-pointers, including a clutch 3 late in the game, as the Dallas Mavericks earned a 110–108 home victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bullock also had seven rebounds as the Mavs avoided their first three-game losing streak since December.

Bullock’s corner 3-pointer with 41.7 seconds left gave Dallas a five-point lead.

The Mavericks’ Theo Pinson hasn’t played since Feb. 8, but shared happy news last week, announcing the birth of his daughter, Alana Capri Pinson.


Harrison Barnes has had extremely contrasting games in the past few days.

He went scoreless for the first time this season in Sacramento’s 126–97 Friday home loss to Boston. In 24 minutes, he missed all five shots and had two rebounds and an assist. It was his first scoreless game since Nov. 23, 2014, for Golden State against Oklahoma City on another 0-of-5 night.

Barnes rebounded in Sunday’s 127–124 home loss to Phoenix with 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Cameron Johnson missed that Suns win, and has been out for nine consecutive games while recovering from a right quad contusion.


Cole Anthony dished out seven assists in each of his last two games, going from scoring 12 points and five rebounds in Thursday’s 134–120 home loss to Detroit to six points in Sunday’s 90–84 home win over Oklahoma City.


In the G League, Day’Ron Sharpe has been outstanding in two G League games this week, both road losses for his Long Island Nets against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (the Pacers’ affiliate).

In Sunday’s 128–123 loss, he collected 22 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks. In Monday’s 100–80 defeat, he had 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals.

In 2022 G League games, Sharpe is averaging a double-double with 19.8 points and 13.7 rebounds.


Justin Jackson also has put up big numbers in his last two G League games. He collected 22 points, eight rebounds and two steals in the Texas Legends’ 114–107 Thursday win at the Agua Caliente Clippers and 24 points, four rebounds and three assists in Sunday’s 122–110 win at the South Bay Lakers.


Coby White had 14 points in Chicago’s 129–122 Friday loss at Phoenix but only scored two points in 13 minutes in Monday’s 113–99 Bulls home win over Toronto. Tony Bradley had two points and two rebounds in five minutes against the Suns and a point and a rebound in one minute against the Raptors.


Danny Green continues to come off the bench for Philadelphia and hasn’t put up good numbers of late.

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Green had three points in Friday’s 111–101 home win over Dallas and in Sunday’s 93–88 home loss to Toronto, then scored six in Monday’s 113–106 home win against Miami. He hasn’t scored in double digits since getting 11 points on Jan. 29 against Sacramento, which is his last game with more than two 3-pointers.


Ed Davis and Wayne Ellington continue to play sparingly.

After not playing in Cleveland’s previous two games, Davis was scoreless with a rebound in one minute of Monday’s 131–120 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ellington, who missed the Lakers’ Friday and Saturday games with an illness that wasn’t COVID-19 related, didn’t play against the Cavaliers (coach’s decision.)

(Thursday through Monday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
134–120
Thursday loss vs. Detroit β€” Started; 33 minutes, 12 points, 4–15 FG, 2–6 3FG, 2–2 FT, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 4 turnovers, -5, 6.0 game score
90–85 Sunday win vs. Oklahoma City β€” Started; 28 minutes, 6 points, 1–7 FG, 1–4 3FG, 3–4 FT, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 turnovers, +13, 3.8 game score
Season statistics β€”
58 games, 17.0 points, 39.2 FG%, 33.9 3FG%, 85.5 FT%, 5.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists
Up next β€” 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. Golden State; 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma City
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
126–97
Friday loss vs. Boston β€” Started; 24 minutes, 0 points, 0–5 FG, 0–2 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, -29, -2.2 game score
127–124 Sunday loss vs. Phoenix β€” Started; 41 minutes, 21 points, 7–16 FG, 1–5 3FG, 6–8 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, -6, 13.1 game score
Season statistics β€” 68 games, 16.8 points, 46.9 FG%, 40.8 3FG%, 83.1 FT%, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next β€” 7 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana; 7 p.m. Saturday at Orlando
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
129–102 Friday loss at Phoenix
β€” 5 minutes, 2 points, 0–1 FG, 2–2 FT, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, +4, 2.6 game score
113–99 Monday win vs. Toronto β€” 1 minute, 1 point, 0–1 FG, 1–2 FT, 1 rebound, -7, 0.2 game score
Season statistics β€” 50 games, 2.9 points, 57.7 FG%, 68.0 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next β€” 8 p.m. Tuesday at Milwaukee; 8 p.m. Thursday at New Orleans
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
111–101
Friday loss at Philadelphia and 129–108 Saturday loss at Charlotte β€” Missed both games for personal reasons
110–108 Monday win vs. Minnesota β€” Started; 37 minutes, 18 points, 6–11 FG, 6–11 3FG, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, -5, 16.0 game score
Season statistics β€” 58 games, 8.4 points, 39.9 FG%, 35.2 3P%, 81.8 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assist
Up next β€”
8:30 Wednesday vs. Houston; 8 p.m. Friday at Minnesota
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
119–116
Friday win vs. Denver and 113–109 Saturday win vs. Detroit β€” Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
131–120 Monday loss vs. Los Angeles Lakers β€” 1 minute, 0 points, 1 rebound, +1, 0.3 game score
Season statistics β€”
26 games, 1.1 points, 68.8 FG%, 42.9 FT%, 2.3 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next β€” 7:30 Thursday at Toronto; 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Chicago
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
128–123
Friday win at Toronto and 127–119 Saturday loss at Washington β€” Missed both games with an illness that wasn’t COVID-19-related
131–120 Monday win at Cleveland β€” Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics β€” 40 games, 6.3 points, 40.8 FG%, 39.3 3FG%, 4–5 FT, 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next β€” 10 p.m. Wednesday vs. Philadelphia, ESPN; 7 p.m. Sunday at New Orleans
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
111–101 Friday win vs. Dallas β€”
30 minutes, 3 points, 1–6 FG, 1–6 3FG, 1 rebound, +6, -1.7 game score
93–88 Sunday loss vs. Toronto β€” 16 minutes, 3 points, 1–2 FG, 0–1 3FG, 1–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, -9, 3.2 game score
113–106 Monday win vs. Miami β€” 18 minutes, 6 points, 2–5 FG, 2–5 3FG, 3 rebounds, +3, 3.8 game score
Season statistics β€” 51 games, 5.8 points, 38.6 FG%, 36.6 3FG%, 13–16 FT, 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next β€” 10 p.m. Wednesday at Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN; 10:30 Friday at Los Angeles Clippers, NBATV
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
129–102 Friday win vs. Chicago and 127–124 Sunday win at Sacramento β€”
Has missed nine consecutive games with a right quad contusion
Season statistics β€” 60 games, 12.8 points, 47.5FG%, 44.8 3FG%, 87.3 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next β€” 8 p.m. Wednesday at Minnesota; 9 p.m. Thursday at Denver, 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 β€” 42 games, 9.8 points, 46.0 FG%, 33.1 3P%, 73.4 FT%, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Theo Pinson, Dallas Mavericks guard
111–101 Friday loss at Philadelphia and 129–108 Saturday loss at Charlotte β€” Β 
Missed both games with a right fifth finger fracture
110–108 Monday win vs. Minnesota β€” Not active for game
NBA season statistics β€” 16 games, 1.8 points, 28.1 FG%, 24.0 3FG%, 1.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists
G League season statistics β€” 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 β€” 8:30 Wednesday vs. Houston; 8 p.m. Friday at Minnesota
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
128–123
Friday win vs. Portland β€” Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
116–108 Sunday loss with G League Long Island Nets at Fort Wayne Mad Ants β€” Started; 37 minutes, 22 points, 9–19 FG, 2–6 3FG, 1–3 FT, 19 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 turnovers, 4 blocks, +/- of 0
100–80 Monday loss with G League Long Island Nets at Fort Wayne Mad Ants β€”
Started; 27 minutes, 19 points, 6–15 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3–5 FT, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 3 turnovers, -6
Season NBA statistics β€”
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) β€” 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) β€” 6 games, 19.8 points, 49.0 FG%, 38.1 3FG%, 56.2 FT%, 13.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next β€” 7:30 Wednesday at Memphis, ESPN; 8 p.m. Saturday at Miami, NBATV
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
129–102 Friday loss at Phoenix
β€” 25 minutes, 14 points, 5–11 FG, 2–6 3FG, 2–2 FT, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, -17, 8.8 game score
113–99 Monday win vs. Toronto β€” 13 minutes, 2 points, 1–5 FG, 0–2 FG, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, +4, 1.9 game score
Season statistics β€” 51 games, 13.2 points, 44.5 FG%, 39.8 3P%, 85.5 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next β€” 8 p.m. Tuesday at Milwaukee; 8 p.m. Thursday at New Orleans
β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
114–107 Thursday
win at Agua Caliente Clippers β€” Started; 38 minutes, 22 points, 8–20 FG, 3–10 3FG, 1–1 FT, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 turnover, +4
122–110 Sunday win at South Bay Lakers β€” Started; 35 minutes, 24 points, 8–18 FG, 4–10 3FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +12
NBA season statistics β€” 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) β€” 23 games, 21.5 points, 40.1% FG, 36.5% 3FG, 84.7 FT%, 6.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists
G League statistics (2021 part of season) β€” 10 games, 22.7 points, 47.3% FG, 41.4% 3FG, 79.2 FT%, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 stealsΒ 
Up next β€” 10 p.m. Tuesday at South Bay Lakers; 8:30 Friday vs. Memphis Hustle
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