Tar Heels in pros: Anthony earns ninth double-double of season; Jackson hits 19 in G League

By R.L. Bynum

Cole Anthony has put together a run of good games of late, including his ninth double-double of the season.

After scoring 14 points Tuesday in the Orlando Magic’s 94–90 home win over the Golden State Warriors, Anthony collected 17 points and tied his career-high with 11 assists in a 118–112 loss Wednesday at Oklahoma City.

He’s scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 games. His 17.9 game score against the Thunder was his highest since a 19.1 in a 23-point game at Portland on Feb. 8 and his 17th game this season with a game score of at least 17. He had two such games last season.

Orlando (20–54) needed a big night from Anthony against the Thunder with Jalen Suggs (ankle) and Wendell Carter Jr. (left wrist and ankle) out with injuries and Markelle Fultz resting.

Anthony had no double-doubles or double-digit assists games during his rookie season but Wednesday’s game was his fourth 11-assist game this season, all in double-double efforts.

The other three double-doubles with 11 assists were when he scored 29 on Nov. 15 at Atlanta, 22 vs. New Orleans on Dec. 23 and 19 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 26. Anthony has five other double-doubles with rebounds as one element.

In the Thunder loss, Anthony passed Rashard Lewis for 25th on the all-time Magic’s all-time assist list with 541.


Harrison Barnes contributed 11 points, five assists and two steals in Sacramento’s 110–109 Wednesday victory at Indiana. The Kings (26–48) are five games back of New Orleans for the last Western Conference play-in tournament spot.


Starting the 15th consecutive Dallas game he’s played, Reggie Bullock had five points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. In his second game back after missing four games for personal reasons, the host Mavericks beat Houston 110–91.


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In Philadelphia’s 126–121 road win Wednesday over the Los Angeles Lakers, Danny Green was scoreless for the eighth time this season with a rebound and a block.

When he started 69 games last season, he was scoreless only once. Green hasn’t been in the starting lineup since Feb. 15 and has started only 25 times this season.

Wayne Ellington didn’t play (coach’s decision) for the Lakers. He hasn’t played in the last four games and eight of the last 11.


In Chicago’s 126–98 Tuesday loss at Milwaukee, Coby White had five points, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes off the bench and Tony Bradley didn’t play (coach’s decision).


In the G League on Tuesday night, Justin Jackson collected 19 points, three rebounds, five assists and a block in his Texas Legends’ 113–112 road win over the South Bay Lakers.

(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
94
90 Tuesday win vs. Golden State — Started; 29 minutes, 14 points, 5–12 FG, 0–5 3FG, 1–1 FT, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, +4, 11.8 game score
118–112 Wednesday loss at Oklahoma City — Started; 30 minutes, 17 points, 5–9 FG, 2–5 3FG, 5–8 FT, 5 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 turnovers, +5, 17.9 game score
Season statistics
— 60 games, 17.0 points, 39.4 FG%, 34.2 3FG%, 84.8 FT%, 5.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Sacramento; 7 p.m. Monday at Cleveland
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
110–109 Wednesday win at Indiana —
Started; 32 minutes, 11 points, 5–11 FG, 1–4 3FG, 0–1 FT, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, -4, 6.7 game score
Season statistics
— 69 games, 16.8 points, 46.9 FG%, 40.6 3FG%, 82.9 FT%, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Saturday at Orlando; 7:30 Monday at Miami
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
126–98 Tuesday loss
at Milwaukee — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 50 games, 2.9 points, 57.7 FG%, 68.0 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Thursday at New Orleans; 8 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
110–91 Wednesday win vs. Houston
Started; 33 minutes, 5 points, 2–8 FG, 1–6 3FG, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, +19, 4.3 game score
Season statistics — 59 games, 8.3 points, 39.6 FG%, 34.8 3P%, 81.8 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assist
Up next —
8 p.m. Friday at Minnesota; 7:30 Sunday vs. Utah, NBATV
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
Off Tuesday and Wednesday
Season statistics —
26 games, 1.1 points, 68.8 FG%, 42.9 FT%, 2.3 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Thursday at Toronto; 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Chicago
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
126–121 Wednesday loss vs. Philadelphia —
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 40 games, 6.3 points, 40.8 FG%, 39.3 3FG%, 4–5 FT, 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Sunday at New Orleans; 7:30 Tuesday at Dallas, TNT
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
126–121 Wednesday win at Los Angeles Lakers —
11 minutes, 0 points, 0–1 FG, 0–1 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 block, -16, 0.3 game score
Season statistics — 52 games, 5.7 points, 38.4 FG%, 36.4 3FG%, 13–16 FT, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next — 10:30 Friday at Los Angeles Clippers, NBATV; 6 p.m. Sunday at Phoenix
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
125–116 Wednesday win at Minnesota
Missed 10th 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. Thursday at Denver, NBATV; 6 p.m. Sunday vs. 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
110–91 Wednesday win vs. Houston
Not active for the game
NBA season statistics — 16 games, 1.8 points, 28.1 FG%, 24.0 3FG%, 1.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists
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 — 8 p.m. Friday at Minnesota; 7:30 Sunday vs. Utah, NBATV
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
132–120 Wednesday loss at Memphis
Not active for the game; last NBA game was Feb. 28
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) — 6 games, 19.8 points, 49.0 FG%, 38.1 3FG%, 56.2 FT%, 13.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Saturday at Miami, NBATV; 7:30 Sunday vs. Charlotte
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
126–98 Tuesday loss
at Milwaukee — 23 minutes, 5 points, 2–10 FG, 1–6 3FG, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, -22, 0.8 game score
Season statistics — 52 games, 13.1 points, 44.1 FG%, 39.1 3P%, 85.5 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Thursday at New Orleans; 8 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland
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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
113–112 Tuesday win
at South Bay Lakers Started; 37 minutes, 19 points, 7–13 FG, 2–6 3FG, 2–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 turnover, 1 block
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) — 24 games, 21.4 points, 40.5% FG, 36.4% 3FG, 85.2 FT%, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists
G League statistics (2021 part of season) — 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 — 8:30 Friday vs. Memphis Hustle; 6 p.m. Sunday at Birmingham Hustle
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Photo via @OrlandoMagic

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