Tar Heels in NBA: White’s up-and-down season ends with productive game in loss; Bullock, Green, Johnson hope to close out series

By R.L. Bynum

An up-and-down season for Coby White and the Chicago Bulls ended Wednesday night with the Milwaukee Bucks finishing off a 4–1 first-round series win.

With Chicago missing its starting backcourt of All-Star Zach Lavine (health and safety protocols) and Alex Caruso (concussion protocol), White had his most productive game of the series in Milwaukee’s 116–100 home victory in Game 5.

In a series-high 31 minutes, 33 seconds, White came off the bench to score a series-high 17 points with a series-high four 3-pointers, three rebounds and a series-high four assists.

The Bulls were once at the top of the Eastern Conference standings but struggled down the stretch after the season-ending injury to point guard Lonzo Ball and finished sixth.

Tony Bradley got into a game for the second time in the series, going scoreless with a rebound and an assist in two minutes.

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Danny Green, Reggie Bullock and Cameron Johnson each play road games with their teams leading first-round series 3–2, with each having a chance to advance Thursday night.

Green’s Philadelphia 76ers face the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. (NBATV), Johnson’s Phoenix Suns take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:30 p.m. (TNT) and Bullock’s Dallas Mavericks meet the Utah Jazz at 10 p.m. (TNT).

Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
116–100 Game 5 loss at Milwaukee —
2 minutes, 0 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, +5, 1.0 game score
Playoff statistics — 2 games, 5.0 points, 5–5 FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Regular-season statistics —
55 games, 3.0 points, 58.5 FG%, 65.5 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Series scores
April 17: Milwaukee 93, Chicago 86
April 20: Chicago 114, Milwaukee 110
April 22: Milwaukee 111, Chicago 81
April 24: Milwaukee 119, Chicago 95
Wednesday: Milwaukee 116, Chicago 100; Bucks win series 4–1
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
Off until Thursday
Playoff statistics — 5 games, 11.6 points, 46.3 FG%, 41.7 3P%, 4–4 FT, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists
Regular-season statistics —
68 games, 8.6 points, 40.1 FG%, 36.0 3P%, 83.3 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Series scores, schedule
April 16: Utah 99, Dallas 93
April 18: Dallas 110, Utah 105
April 21: Dallas 126, Utah 118
April 23: Utah 100, Dallas 99
Monday: Dallas 102, Utah 77; Mavericks lead series 3–2
Thursday at Utah, 10 p.m., TNT
x — Saturday at Dallas, TBD, TBD
x — If needed
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
Off until Thursday
Playoff statistics — 5 games, 8.4 points, 32.6 FG%, 32.4 3FG%, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists
Regular-season statistics —
62 games, 5.9 points, 39.4 FG%, 38.0 3FG%, 20–24 FT, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Series scores, schedule
April 16: Philadelphia 131, Toronto 111
April 18: Philadelphia 112, Toronto 97
April 20: Philadelphia 104, Toronto 101
April 23: Toronto 110, Philadelphia 102
Monday: Toronto 108, Philadelphia 88; Sixers lead series 3–2
Thursday at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBATV
x — Saturday at Philadelphia, TBD, TBD
x — If needed
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
Off until Thursday
Playoff statistics — 5 games, 10.6 points, 44.2 FG%, 32.0 3FG%, 58.3 FT%, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists
Regular-season statistics —
66 games, 12.5 points, 46.0 FG%, 42.5 3FG%, 86.0 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Series scores, schedule
April 17: Phoenix 110, New Orleans 99
April 19: New Orleans 125, Phoenix 114
April 22: Phoenix 114, New Orleans 111
Sunday: New Orleans 118, Phoenix 103
Tuesday: Phoenix 112, New Orleans 97; Suns lead series 3–2
Thursday at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m., TNT
x —Saturday at Phoenix, TBD, TBD
x — If needed
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Theo Pinson, Dallas Mavericks guard
Off until Thursday
Playoff statistics — Hasn’t played
Regular-season NBA season statistics —
19 games, 2.5 points, 35.9 FG%, 33.3 3FG%, 10–10 FT, 1.1 rebounds, 0.9 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
Series scores, schedule
April 16: Utah 99, Dallas 93
April 18: Dallas 110, Utah 105
April 21: Dallas 126, Utah 118
April 23: Utah 100, Dallas 99
Monday: Dallas 102, Utah 77; Mavericks lead series 3–2
Thursday at Utah, 10 p.m., TNT
x — Saturday at Dallas, TBD, TBD
x — If needed
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
116–100 Game 5 loss at Milwaukee —
 32 minutes, 17 points, 6–16 FG, 4–13 3FG, 1–1 FT, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, -15, 11.9 game score
Playoff statistics —
5 games, 8.4 points, 33.3 FG%, 27.6 3FG%, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists
Regular-season statistics — 61 games, 12.7 points, 43.3 FG%, 38.5 3P%, 86.7 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists
Series scores
April 17: Milwaukee 93, Chicago 86
April 20: Chicago 114, Milwaukee 110
April 22: Milwaukee 111, Chicago 81
April 24: Milwaukee 119, Chicago 95
Wednesday: Milwaukee 116, Chicago 100; Bucks win series 4–1
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Photo via @ChicagoBulls

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