Tar Heels in pros: Surging Bullock has 5 3-pointers in Mavs’ blowout of Lakers; Barnes scores 17; Sharpe good again in G League

By R.L. Bynum

Reggie Bullock is playing his best basketball in two months, and that’s helped the Dallas Mavericks win four of their last five games.

Bullock scored 17 points on 5 of 8 shooting from 3-point range Tuesday night as the host Mavericks blew out the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 128–110. Los Angeles was without LeBron James (ankle issue) and Anthony Davis (foot sprain).

With a 16.1 game score, Bullock has double-digit game scores in consecutive games for the first time since early February and has at least five 3-pointers in three of the last five games. He is 12 of 19 from 3-point range in his last two games after going 1 of 12 in the previous two.

Theo Pinson wasn’t active for the game. The Lakers’ Wayne Ellington didn’t play for the sixth consecutive game (the last four the coach’s decision) and has played in only three of the last 13 games.


Harrison Barnes collected 17 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds and three assists in Sacramento’s 123–100 Monday loss at Miami for a 12.3 game score.


Cole Anthony had 11 points and four assists in Orlando’s 107–101 Monday loss at Cleveland for a 9.1 game score.


Danny Green scored nine points on three 3-pointers with four rebounds in Philadelphia’s 118–116 Tuesday home loss to Milwaukee. Evidence that he hasn’t been putting up big offensive numbers in recent weeks is that his 7.4 game score was his best since putting up a 10.4 in an 11-point game on Jan. 29 against Sacramento. He hasn’t started since Feb. 15.

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Since scoring 23 points at New Orleans on Thursday, Coby White has scored in single digits in three consecutive games, including going scoreless Saturday at Cleveland. In Monday’s 109–104 loss at New York, he had six points and seven rebounds, then collected nine points, four rebounds and five assists in Tuesday’s 107–94 victory at Washington. He’s 1 for his last 11 from 3-point range since going 5 of 8 against the Pelicans.

Tony Bradley hasn’t played (coach’s decision) in the last three games and has played one minute in the last five.


In another G League outing for Day’Ron Sharpe, he had 13 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of the Long Island Nets’ 116–105 home win Tuesday over the Windy City Bulls. He has played only twice for Brooklyn since the All-Star break.

(Monday and Tuesday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
107–101 Monday loss at Cleveland —
Started; 24 minutes, 11 points, 4–8 FG, 1–4 3FG, 2–2 FT, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +6, 9.1 game score
Season statistics
— 62 games, 16.8 points, 39.3 FG%, 34.0 3FG%, 85.1 FT%, 5.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Washington; 7 p.m. Friday vs. Toronto
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
123–100 Monday loss at Miami
Started; 38 minutes, 17 points, 5–10 FG, 3–8 3FG, 4–4 FT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, +22, 12.3 game score
Season statistics
— 71 games, 16.8 points, 46.8 FG%, 40.4 3FG%, 83.1 FT%, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Wednesday at Houston; 8 p.m. Friday at Houston
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
109–104 Monday loss at New York and 107–94 Tuesday win at Washington
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 — 8 p.m. Thursday vs. Los Angeles Clippers; 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Miami
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
128–110 Tuesday win vs. Los Angeles Lakers
— Started; 33 minutes, 17 points, 6–9 FG, 5–8 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals, +13, 16.1 game score
Season statistics — 62 games, 8.6 points, 35.8 FG%, 35.8 3P%, 81.8 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assist
Up next —
7 p.m. Wednesday at Cleveland; 7 p.m. Friday at Washington
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
107–101 Monday win vs. Orlando —
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. Wednesday vs. Dallas; 7:30 Thursday at Atlanta
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
128–110 Tuesday loss at Dallas —
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 — 10 p.m. Thursday at Utah; 10:30 Friday vs. New Orleans, NBATV
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
118–116 Tuesday loss vs. Milwaukee —
23 minutes, 9 points, 3–5 FG, 3–5 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 block, -1, 7.4 game score
Season statistics — 55 games, 5.8 points, 38.9 FG%, 36.9 3FG%, 13–16 FT, 2.5 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Thursday at Detroit; 12:30 Saturday vs. Charlotte, BSSE
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
Off Monday and Tuesday
Season statistics —
60 games, 12.8 points, 47.5FG%, 44.8 3FG%, 87.3 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Wednesday at Golden State, ESPN; 8 p.m. Friday at Memphis, 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
128–110 Tuesday win vs. Los Angeles Lakers
— 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 — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cleveland; 7 p.m. Friday at Washington
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
116–105 Tuesday win in G League for Long Island Nets vs. Windy City Bulls —
Started; 17 minutes, 13 points, 5–10 FG, 1–3 3FG, 1–3 FT, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, -1
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) — 8 games, 19.5 points, 50.0 FG%, 33.3 3FG%, 47.8 FT%, 12.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists
Up next — 7:30 Thursday vs. Milwaukee, TNT; 7:30 Saturday at Atlanta, NBATV
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
109–104 Monday loss at New York —
21 minutes, 6 points, 2–9 FG, 0–5 3FG, 2–2 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 turnovers, -1, -0.2 game score
107–94 Tuesday win at Washington 29 minutes, 9 points, 4–9 FG, 1–3 3FG, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 turnovers, +18, 6.2 game score
Season statistics — 56 games, 12.8 points, 43.9 FG%, 38.8 3P%, 85.9 FT%, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Thursday vs. Los Angeles Clippers; 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Miami
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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
Off Monday and Tuesday
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) — 26 games, 21.6 points, 40.8% FG, 35.8% 3FG, 86.6 FT%, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 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 — 9 p.m. Friday at Salt Lake City Stars; 8:30 Saturday vs. Austin Spurs
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