Tar Heels in pros: Barnes hits 25 for surging Kings; Sharpe, Jackson notch G League double-doubles; Johnson back after missing 12 games

By R.L. Bynum

It was a wildly successful week in Houston for Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings.

After scoring 13 points in the Kings’ 121–118 road win over the Rockets on Wednesday, he collected 25 points and three assists in Sacramento’s 122–117 victory on Friday for the team’s fourth win in five games.

The Kings (29–49) are 3½ games out of a spot in the Western Conference play-in tournament and 2½ games behind the Los Angeles Lakers.  

It was Barnes’ 25th game this season with at least 20 points and ninth with at least 25. His 18.3 game score was his 19th of at least 18 this season.


Day’Ron Sharpe and Justin Jackson both put up double-doubles in the G League.

Thursday for the Long Island Nets in their 114–99 home win over Raptors 905, Sharpe had 15 points and 14 rebounds in 24 minutes.

Friday in the Texas Legends’ 103–91 road win over the Salt Lake City Stars, Jackson collected 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.


Cole Anthony had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in Wednesday’s 127–110 loss at Washington. In Friday’s 102–89 home loss to Toronto, he had four points, four rebounds and three assists.


Reggie Bullock’s offensive production tailed off in the last two games after combining for 40 in the previous two games. In Wednesday’s 120–112 win at Cleveland, he had nine points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three assists. Bullock had eight points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists in Friday’s 135–103 loss at Washington.


In Philadelphia’s 102–94 Thursday loss at Detroit, Danny Green went scoreless for the ninth time this season, missing three 3-point attempts with two rebounds and a steal.

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Cameron Johnson returned to action Friday for Phoenix after missing 12 games with a right quad contusion. In 17 minutes off the bench, he had one point on 0 of 5 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in the Suns’ 122–114 loss at Memphis.

Johnson is expected to be at the Superdome for Carolina’s national semifinal against Duke as well as Portland’s Nassir Little, who is out for the season.


In Chicago’s 135–130 Thursday home win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Coby White scored 11 points in 23 minutes and Tony Bradley didn’t play (coach’s decision.)

(Wednesday through Friday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
127–110 Wednesday loss
at Washington — Started; 25 minutes, 12 points, 4–11 FG, 0–2 3FG, 4–4 FT, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, -17, 9.7 game score
102–89 Friday loss vs. Toronto — Started; 26 minutes, 8 points, 3–10 FG, 1–4 3FG, 1–1 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 turnovers, -28
Season statistics
— 64 games, 16.6 points, 39.3 FG%, 33.9 3FG%, 85.4 FT%, 5.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists
Up next — 6 p.m. Sunday vs. New York; 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. Cleveland
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
121–118 Wednesday win at Houston
Started; 34 minutes, 13 points, 4–9 FG, 1–4 3FG, 4–6 FT, 2 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 block, +11, 9.5 game score
122–117 Friday win at Houston — Started; 36 minutes, 25 minutes, 10–16 FG, 1–2 3FG, 4–6 FT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, -6, 18.3 game score
Season statistics
— 73 games, 16.8 points, 47.1 FG%, 40.7 3FG%, 82.7 FT%, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 9 p.m. Sunday vs. Golden State; 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. New Orleans
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
135–130 Thursday win vs. Los Angeles Clippers
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. Saturday vs. Miami; 8 p.m. Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, ESPN
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
120–112 Wednesday win
at Cleveland — Started; 41 minutes, 9 points, 3–7 FG, 3–7 3FG, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +13, 7.2 game score
135–103 Friday loss at Washington — Started; 34 minutes, 8 points, 2–8 FG, 2–7 3FG, 2–2 FT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, -9, 6.2 game score
Season statistics — 64 games, 8.6 points, 39.9 FG%, 35.7 3P%, 82.6 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Up next —
1 p.m. Sunday at Milwaukee, ABC; 7 p.m. Wednesday at Detroit
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
120–112 loss vs. Dallas and 131–107 Thursday loss at Atlanta —
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 — 1 p.m. Saturday at New York; 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Philadelphia
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
122
109 Thursday loss at Utah and 114–111 Friday loss vs. New Orleans 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 — 3:30 Sunday vs. Denver, ABC; 10:30 Tuesday at Phoenix, NBATV
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
102–94
Thursday loss at Detroit — 12 minutes, 0 points, 0–3 FG, 0–3 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -6, -1.9 game score
Season statistics — 56 games, 5.7 points, 38.5 FG%, 36.5 3FG%, 13–16 FT, 2.4 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist
Up next — 12:30 Saturday vs. Charlotte, BSSE; 6 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
107–103
Thursday win at Golden State — Didn’t play (right quad contusion0
122–114 Friday loss at Memphis — 17 minutes, 1 point, 0–5 FG, 0–3 3FG, 1–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, -3, -6.1 game score
Season statistics —
61 games, 12.6 points, 47.1FG%, 44.4 3FG%, 86.5 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City; 10:30 Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 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
120–112 Wednesday win
at Cleveland and 135–103 Friday loss at Washington — Didn’t play (right fifth finger fracture)
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 — 1 p.m. Sunday at Milwaukee, ABC; 7 p.m. Wednesday at Detroit
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
114–99 Thursday Long Island Nets win in G League vs. Raptors 905 —
Started; 24 minutes, 15 points, 7–14 FG, 1–2 3FG, 0–1 FT, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, 2 blocks, +21
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) — 10 games, 18.8 points, 51.0 FG%, 33.3 3FG%, 40.0 FT%, 13.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists
Up next — 7:30 Saturday at Atlanta, NBATV; 7:30 Tuesday vs. Houston
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
135–130 Thursday win vs. Los Angeles Clippers
23 minutes, 11 points, 5–12 FG, 1–7 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, +17, 4.8 game score
Season statistics — 57 games, 12.8 points, 43.9 FG%, 38.2 3P%, 85.9 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Miami; 8 p.m. Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, ESPN

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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
103–91 Friday win at Salt Lake City Stars
Started; 37 minutes, 18 points, 5–16 FG, 1–7 3FG, 4–4 FT, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +19
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) — 27 games, 21.5 points, 40.8% FG, 35.1% 3FG, 87.3 FT%, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 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 Saturday vs. Austin Spurs
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