Tar Heels in pros: Barnes hits huge OT 3 as Kings top Anthony’s Magic; Sharpe, Jackson put up G League double-doubles

By R.L. Bynum

In a battle of Tar Heels who have endured tough seasons with their teams, Harrison Barnes and Cole Anthony both played well. But while Barnes had a huge late play, Anthony made a costly mistake.

Barnes’ corner 3-pointer with 12 seconds left in overtime lifted the Sacramento Kings to a 114–110 road victory over the Orlando Magic in his best game in the last 10.

Barnes finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals for a 15.8 game score, his 29th game score of at least 15 this season but first since an 18.3 in a 23-point game on March 7 against the New York Knicks.

Sacramento is 27–48, 4½ games out of a play-in tournament spot in the Western Conference.

Anthony contributed 14 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. His bank shot with 2:01 left in regulation gave Orlando (20–55) a 105–97 edge but the Kings scored the last eight points of regulation. Sacramento’s Davion Mitchell stole the ball from Anthony and tied it on a layup with 12 seconds left.

Anthony’s OT jumper put the Magic up a 110–107 before Sacramento scored the last seven points of overtime, including Barnes’ 3 with the game tied.


In the G League, Day’Ron Sharpe put up yet another double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in Saturday’s 139–119 homecoming road victory over the Greensboro Swarm (the Hornets’ affiliate).

Sharpe is averaging 19.3 points and 13.3 rebounds during the 2022 portion of the season.


Justin Jackson also had a double-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists Friday in the Texas Legends’ 121–112 home win over the Memphis Hustle.


Coby White went from collecting 23 points and six assists in Chicago’s 126–109 Thursday loss at New Orleans to going scoreless with two rebounds and a steal in Saturday’s 98–94 Bulls win at Cleveland.

He put up a 16.8 game score against the Pelicans for his 10th of at least 16 this season after having 12 such games last season.

Against the Cavaliers, it was his third scoreless game of the season and seventh time with a negative game score after doing it four times last season.

Tony Bradley played one scoreless minute against the Pelicans and didn’t play against Cleveland (coach’s decision.)

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Ed Davis also didn’t play (coach’s decision) in the Bulls-Cavaliers game after two scoreless minutes in Cleveland’s 117–104 Thursday loss at Toronto.


Reggie Bullock was 1 of 11 from the floor and had two points, eight rebounds and three assists in Dallas’ 116–95 Friday loss at Minnesota.


Danny Green had eight points in 15 minutes off the bench in Philadelphia’s 122–97 road win Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

(Thursday through Saturday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
114
110 OT Saturday loss vs. Sacramento — Started; 33 minutes, 14 points, 5–16 FG, 2–7 3FG, 2–2 FT, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 turnovers, -5, 8.6 game score
Season statistics — 61 games, 16.9 points, 39.2 FG%, 34.1 3FG%, 85.0 FT%, 5.5 rebounds, 598 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday at Cleveland; 7 p.m. Wednesday at Washington
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
114–110
OT Saturday win at Orlando — Started; 39 minutes, 19 points, 6–13 FG, 2–6 3FG, 5–6 FT, 7 rebounds, 5 assists,  2 steals, 3 turnovers, +9, 15.8 game score
Season statistics
— 70 games, 16.8 points, 46.8 FG%, 40.5 3FG%, 82.9 FT%, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 7:30 Monday at Miami; 8 p.m. Wednesday at Houston
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
126–109 Thursday loss at New Orleans —
1 minute, 0 points, 1 assist, -2, 0.7 game score
98–94 Saturday win at Cleveland — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 51 games, 2.8 points, 57.7 FG%, 68.0 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Monday at New York; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Washington
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
116–95
Friday loss at Minnesota — Started; 33 minutes, 2 points, 1–11 FG, 0–6 3FG, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, -17, -1.7 game score
Season statistics —
60 games, 8.2 points, 38.8 FG%, 34.2 3P%, 81.8 FT%, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assist
Up next —
7:30 Sunday vs. Utah, NBATV; 7:30 Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, TNT
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
117–104 Thursday loss
at Toronto 2 minutes, 0 points, +2, 0.0 game score
98–94 Saturday loss vs. Chicago — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics —
27 games, 1.0 points, 68.8 FG%, 42.9 FT%, 2.3 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Monday vs. Orlando; 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Dallas
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
Off Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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
122–97
Friday win at Los Angeles Clippers — 15 minutes, 8 points, 3–5 FG, 2–4 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, +2, 6.0 game score
Season statistics — 53 games, 5.8 points, 38.8 FG%, 36.7 3FG%, 13–16 FT, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next — 6 p.m. Sunday at Phoenix; 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
140–130 Thursday win at Denver —
Missed 11th 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 — 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Philadelphia; 10 p.m. Wednesday at Golden State, ESPN
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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
116–95
Friday loss at Minnesota — Not active for 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 — 7:30 Sunday vs. Utah, NBATV; 7:30 Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, TNT
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
139
119 Saturday G League loss with Long Island Nets at Greensboro Swarm — Started; 31 minutes, 16 points, 7–13 FG, 0–3 3FG, 1–3 FT, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 fouls, 1 steal, 1 block, -2
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) — 7 games, 19.3 points, 49.1 FG%, 33.3 3FG%, 52.6 FT%, 13.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists
Up next — 7:30 Sunday vs. Charlotte; 7:30 Tuesday vs. Detroit
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
126–109 Thursday loss at New Orleans —
28 minutes, 23 points, 9–15 FG, 5–8 3FG, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, +1, 16.8 game score, -8, -2.9 game score
98–94 Saturday win at Cleveland — 19 minutes, 0 points, 0–3 FG, 0–2 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, -8
Season statistics — 54 games, 13.0 points, 44.3 FG%, 39.4 3P%, 85.5 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next — 7:30 Monday at New York; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Washington
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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
121–112 Friday win vs. Memphis Hustle —
Started; 25 points, 10–20 FG, 2–8 3FG, 3–3 FT, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 2 blocks, +17
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 — 6 p.m. Sunday at Birmingham Hustle; 9 p.m. Friday at Salt Lake City Stars
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