Tar Heels in pros: Jackson hits 39 in G League double-double; Bullock, Barnes, Johnson all have good games

By R.L. Bynum

On the same night that Carolina beat Duke at the Final Four, Justin Jackson had a monster G League double-double in Texas.

Jackson collected 39 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes in his Texas Legends’ 106–99 home win Saturday over the Austin Spurs, their regular-season finale.

“That’s one of the toughest type schedules that I’ve ever been on,” said Jackson, whose team arrived home at 4 a.m. that morning after a road game the night before. “I just tried to come out to play with as much energy as I possibly had, so it worked out.”

Jackson was 13 of 19 from the floor, 6 of 8 from 3-point range and made all five free-throw attempts.

The Legends, the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, play an elimination first-round playoff game Tuesday at the No. 4-seed Birmingham Squadron at 8 p.m. Tuesday. With a win, Texas would play at No. 1-seed Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 8 p.m. Thursday (ESPN News).

Day’Ron Sharpe will likely play for the Long Island Nets, the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in an elimination game at the No. 3-seed Delaware Blue Coats. With a win, Long Island would play at the No 2-seed Motor City Cruise at 8:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNU).


Reggie Bullock had another big game Sunday with 16 points, three 3-pointers and seven rebounds as his Dallas Mavericks took a big 118–112 road victory over the reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.


Harrison Barnes’ double-double wasn’t enough for Sacramento in a 109–90 Sunday home loss to Golden State. Barnes collected 18 points and 10 points for a 12.4 game score.


Cameron Johnson rebounded from a tough return game after missing 12 with an injury to play well Sunday in Phoenix’s 117–96 loss at Oklahoma City. Johnson, who was in the Superdome for UNC’s win over Duke on Saturday, had 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.


Cole Anthony has been battling a sprained left big toe and tried to play in Orlando’s 118–88 Sunday home loss to New York but came out after three scoreless minutes.

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Danny Green had six points in Philadelphia’s 144–114 Saturday home win over Charlotte and three points and five rebounds in Sunday’s 112–108 victory at Cleveland. Ed Davis was scoreless in six minutes of that Cavaliers loss to the Sixers. He was scoreless in two minutes of Cleveland’s 119–111 Saturday win at New York.


Coby White missed all nine shots and had two points in 20 minutes with three rebounds in Chicago’s 127–108 Saturday home loss to Miami. Tony Bradley was scoreless with a rebound in two minutes.

(Saturday and Sunday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
118–88 Sunday loss vs. New York —
Started; 3 minutes, 0 points, 0–1 FG, -3 (left early with toe injury)
Season statistics
— 64 games, 16.6 points, 39.3 FG%, 33.9 3FG%, 85.4 FT%, 5.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. Cleveland; 7 p.m. Thursday at Charlotte
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
109–90 Sunday loss vs. Golden State
Started, 35 minutes, 18 points, 7–17 FG, 1–8 3FG, 3–3 FT, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, -14, 12.4 game score
Season statistics — 74 games, 16.9 points, 47.0 FG%, 40.1 3FG%, 82.8 FT%, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Tuesday vs. New Orleans; 9:30 Saturday at Los Angeles Clippers
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
127–109
Saturday loss vs. Miami — 2 minutes, 1 rebound, +/- of 0, 0.3 game score
Season statistics — 52 games, 2.8 points, 57.7 FG%, 68.0 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 8 p.m. Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, ESPN; 8 p.m. Wednesday vs. Boston
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
118–112
Sunday win at Milwaukee Started; 40 minutes, 16 points, 6–9 FG, 3–6 3FG, 1–1 FT, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, +8, 13.6 game score
Season statistics — 65 games, 8.7 points, 40.4 FG%, 36.0 3P%, 83.0 FT%, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Up next —
7 p.m. Wednesday at Detroit; 8:30 Friday vs. Portland
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
119–111
Saturday win at New York — 2 minutes, 0 points, -3, 0.0 game score
112–108 Sunday loss vs. Philadelphia 6 minutes, 0 points, 1 assist, -8, 0.3 game score
Season statistics —
30 games, 0.9 of a point, 68.8 FG%, 42.9 FT%, 2.1 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Tuesday at Orlando; 7:30 Friday at Brooklyn
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
129–118
Sunday loss vs. Denver — 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 — 10:30 Tuesday at Phoenix, NBATV; 10:00 Thursday at Golden State
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
144–114 Saturday win
vs. Charlotte — 15 minutes, 6 points, 2–3 FG, 2–3 3FG, 1 assist, 1 block, +7, 6.1 game score
112–108 Sunday win at Cleveland 17 minutes, 3 points, 1–2 FG, 1–1 3FG, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 turnover, -2, 4.1 game score
Season statistics — 58 games, 5.7 points, 38.9 FG%, 37.1 3FG%, 13–16 FT, 2.4 rebounds, 0.9 of an assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana; 7:30 Thursday at Toronto
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
117–96 Sunday loss at Oklahoma City —
32 minutes, 14 points, 4–15 FG, 2–11 3FG, 4–4 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, -12, 6.6 game score
Season statistics —
62 games, 12.7 points, 46.6 FG%, 43.6 3FG%, 87.0 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next — 10:30 Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, NBATV; 10 p.m. Wednesday at Los Angeles Clippers, 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
118–112
Sunday win at Milwaukee Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
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 Detroit; 8:30 Friday vs. Portland
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
122–115 Sunday loss
at Atlanta — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
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 — 8 p.m. Tuesday in G League first-round, single-elimination playoff game for Long Island Nets at Delaware Blue Coats; with win, would play at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Motor City Cruise (ESPNU)
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
127–109
Saturday loss vs. Miami — 20 minutes, 2 points, 0–9 FG, 0–7 3FG, 2–2 FT, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, -11, -3.8 game score
Season statistics — 58 games, 12.6 points, 43.2 FG%, 37.4 3P%, 86.2 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists
Up next — 8 p.m. Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, ESPN; 8 p.m. Wednesday vs. Boston
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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
106–99 Saturday win vs. Austin Spurs —
Started; 36 minutes, 39 points, 13–19 FG, 6–8 3FG, 5–5 FT, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, +11
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 p.m. Tuesday at Birmingham Squadron in single-elimination playoff game; with win would play at Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 8 p.m. Thursday (ESPN News)
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