Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 26 in loss to Lakers; Johnson hits 17 in victory

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half to lead four Tar Heels to score at least 13 points Friday night but only Cameron Johnson’s 17 points came in a victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhSQxTnt7M&ab_channel=NBAMotion In 37 minutes of Sacramento’s 115–94 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Barnes led the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Jackson plays well in Thunder win; three UNC alums out with injuries

By R.L. Bynum After not getting off the bench in the previous three games, Justin Jackson scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half as Oklahoma City earned a 113–103 home victory over Toronto. He played as if he had something to prove with his play on both ends of the court. https://twitter.com/NBACanada/status/1377424714373554176

Tar Heels in MLB: Bard, Harvey among big Opening Day stories

By R.L. Bynum The two big Opening Day stories for former Tar Heels are right-handed pitchers Daniel Bard and Matt Harvey, both in their 30s, with plenty of hope entering the season. Bard, 35, will be the Colorado Rockies’ closer and Harvey is getting another chance to prove himself, this time as the No. 2 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes helps Kings win fifth straight; Bradley doesn’t miss in Thunder debut; White out

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings just keep rolling. Barnes Barnes scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half as the Kings won at San Antonio 132–115 for their fifth consecutive victory. He added three rebounds and two assists. Sacramento is 11th in the Western Conference, which is just outside …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes’ amazing buzzer-beater gives Kings fourth consecutive win; good games from Green, White

By R.L. Bynum With the trade rumors and the trade deadline behind him, Harrison Barnes hit a big shot for the suddenly surging Sacramento Kings. Barnes caught an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer Saturday night to put a punctuation mark on a double-double performance as the …