Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock’s career-best playoff game, tough defense help Mavs force Game 7; Green suffers severe knee injury, his 76ers ousted

Danny Green’s season came to a painful end early in the Philadelphia 76ers’ season-ending loss Thursday but Reggie Bullock made sure to extend his Dallas Mavericks’ season with his best career playoff game. After going scoreless on five shots in Tuesday’s 110–80 Dallas Game 5 loss at Phoenix, Bullock collected 19 points, five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and two steals in Thursday’s 113–86 home victory to force a Game 7 on Sunday in Phoenix.More

Manek headed to G League Elite Camp

Brady Manek, who was a big reason that North Carolina made a run to the Final Four, is one of 44 NBA Draft prospects who will attend the NBA G League Elite Camp on May 16 and 17 in Chicago. Manek, a 6–0, 230-pound forward, will get the chance to show off his skills in front of NBA and G League scouts, coaches and front-office executives through five-on-five games and strength and agility drills.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Hot-shooting Green helps 76ers tie series (can Hubert Davis visit wait?); Bullocks’ Mavs tie series with Johnson’s Suns

Danny Green has found his shooting stroke in the last two games. With his Philadelphia 76ers now tied with the Miami Heat at 2 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series, Green assured Hubert Davis that there’s no reason to rush to get to one of his games this round. Green battled foul trouble but still had 11 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and a block as the Sixers earned a 116–108 Game 4 victory Sunday.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Green, Bullock have huge nights in crucial home wins

Thanks to some career-best playoff numbers, Danny Green and Reggie Bullock helped their teams get badly needed conference semifinal home wins Friday to trim their series deficits to 2–1. Green scored a team-high-tying 21 points and tied his career playoff-high with seven 3-pointers, his most in the postseason in eight years, in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 99–79 win over the Miami Heat. Bullock led the Dallas Mavericks on defense and put up a career playoff-high 14.5 game score with 15 points, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in their 103–94 victory over Cameron Johnson’s Phoenix Suns.More

Fan excitement for UNC’s women’s season should be same as for men’s team

It’s been 13 seasons since the combined anticipation of Carolina’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons has been this high, with both Final Four contenders. The AP Top 25 poll before the 2009–10 season was the last preseason list that ranked both teams in the top 10. The last time both made a preseason AP Top 25 was with the women No. 13 and men No. 6 before the 2014–15 season. If casual women’s basketball followers were ever going to increase their support to help fill Carmichael Arena, now would be the time.More

Bacot in season 3 of ‘Outer Banks’

Will we soon see Armando Bacot take the ferry from the Outer Banks to Chapel Hill? The popular Netflix series “Outer Banks” notably had an illogical storyline in episode 4 of season 1 in which protagonist John B Routledge and girlfriend Sarah Cameron took the ferry to Chapel Hill. But it appears that Bacot could be along for the ride if that fictitious ferry ride happens again in season three.More

Davis cranks out more success in Raleigh

Hubert Davis continued to crank out success in Raleigh on Monday night. After his Carolina team easily defeated N.C. State 84–74 on Feb. 26 in his first visit to PNC Arena as UNC’s head coach, he brought the Carolina Hurricanes good luck in the opener of their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Boston Bruins.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson’s career playoff-high 17 help Suns beat Bullocks’ Mavs; Green’s 76ers fall

After having a tough time getting past the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, the Phoenix Suns played like the team with the best regular-season record on Monday, with Cameron Johnson playing a big part. Johnson scored a playoff career-high 17 points in 24 minutes off the bench in his best playoff game of the season as the Suns earned a 121–114 home victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.More

Love checks off big social-media goal

You can give Caleb Love a blue check even if it isn’t Carolina blue. And you can rest assured that when you see a tweet from the @caleb2love account, you’re reading the words of the Carolina guard who will be back for his junior season.

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Tar Heels in NBA: Green, Bullock and Johnson open second-round series; all have dealt with injuries to star teammates

Four Tar Heels begin play Monday night in the conference semifinals of the NBA playoffs and while none of them have dealt with injuries, star teammates have missed games to create challenges for their playoff runs. When Danny Green’s Philadelphia 76ers visit the Miami Heat at 7:30 Monday night (TNT) for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series, it will be without Joel Embiid. Reggie Bullock and Theo Pinson’s Dallas Mavericks meet Cameron Johnson’s Phoenix Suns Monday at 10 p.m. in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series after both teams weathered key injuries during the first round.More

Walton in transfer portal, creating UNC opening for transfer

Kerwin Walton always seemed to be a logical transfer candidate and it appears that his Carolina basketball career may be over. The 6–5 sophomore, who last weekend entered his name into the NBA draft process, has additionally entered the transfer portal. It also gives the Tar Heels an available scholarship and the chance to bring in a transfer who they hope can have the sort of impact Brady Manek had. The stretch-four transferred from Oklahoma for his fifth college season and became a key reason why UNC made the Final Four.More