Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony has best game of season but Magic falls in Harden’s Nets debut

By R.L. Bynum All the attention in Brooklyn was on James Harden’s triple-double in his Nets debut. But in their 122–115 victory over the Orlando Magic, Cole Anthony had his best game of the season with season highs in assists, 3-pointers, steals and game score. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-eDd6DMIs&ab_channel=NbaHighlights Anthony scored 16 points but the key numbers in …

Catching up with Heels: Pierce, Keeling putting up good numbers; Huffman and Francis starting most games

By R.L. Bynum Of the players who left Carolina’s program after last season and aren’t in the NBA, Justin Pierce and Christian Keeling are putting up the best numbers, although their teams are struggling. Playing for Kobrat in Finland’s best professional league, Korisliiga, Pierce is scoring a team-leading 19.7 points per game. His team, however, …

There was a lot to like in Tar Heels’ loss from Harris’ debut to Love’s shooting

By R.L. Bynum There were plenty of positives coming out of North Carolina’s 82–75 loss at Florida State on a day when turnovers again hurt the Tar Heels during key stretches. The biggest positives were the confidence Caleb Love is building with his 3-point attempts finally falling and the energy Anthony Harris brought to the …

Tar Heels in NBA: White comes close to triple-double in Bulls loss; Anthony scores 15 in Magic loss

By R.L. Bynum Coby White toyed with his first career triple-double in the Chicago Bulls’ 127–125 overtime loss at Oklahoma City after leading by 16 points. White had 12 points, four rebounds and five assists at halftime but came up short of the milestone with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. White hit a …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green continues big week by beating Heat and heat from a heckler

By R.L. BynumDanny Green will be sorry to see the Miami Heat leave town. His Philadelphia 76ers completed a sweep of two home games against Miami in three days. Green followed up his 29-point game Tuesday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Thursday’s 125–108 victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEz6hXhZFzI&ab_channel=NF Tony Bradley was scoreless …