Four-star point guard Trimble, Tokoto’s brother, commits to UNC

By R.L. Bynum Hubert Davis has been a big advocate of keeping it in the Carolina family, and he did that big time with a four-star point guard on Wednesday.Seth Trimble, the brother of former Carolina player J.P. Tokoto, committed Wednesday to UNC, giving Davis some backcourt depth and possibly flexibility should Caleb Love or …

Cam Johnson doesn’t miss as the Suns take 2–0 series lead

By R.L. Bynum Tuesday night, Cameron Johnson couldn’t miss and his Phoenix Suns couldn’t be beaten. Playing again without Chris Paul, still out under the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Suns took a 2–0 series lead in the Western Conference finals over the Los Angeles Clippers with thrilling 104–103 home victory on Deandre Ayton’s …

Johnson’s best playoff game helps Suns win opener of Western Conference finals

By R.L. Bynum With Chris Paul out of Phoenix’s lineup because of health and safety protocols, the Suns needed a lift from multiple players in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers. One of those players was Cameron Johnson, who played aggressively. The former Tar Heel scored 12 points …

Danny Green reportedly will miss 2 to 3 weeks with right calf strain

By R.L. Bynum After Danny Green left the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game 3 victory Friday night over the Atlanta Hawks with a right calf strain, he will reportedly miss two to three weeks. Green left the 127–111 win a little less than four minutes into the game and didn’t play after that, returning to the bench …

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson has best playoff game as Suns advance; Green’s pursuit of 3rd consecutive title continues

By R.L. Bynum With Cameron Johnson’s best game of his playoff-debut series, the Phoenix Suns advanced Thursday and he joined the Philadelphia 76ers’ Danny Green in the second round. While the NBA playoffs are all new for Johnson, Green is seeking his third consecutive NBA title and fourth overall. Johnson scored in double figures for …

Tar Heels in NBA: ‘Don’t do ’em like that!’ Watch White dunk make announcers go nuts

By R.L. Bynum The Chicago Bulls’ chances of earning the final Eastern Conference play-in spot remain slim but Coby White made sure that they were still alive with his sixth double-double of the season. And he got the full attention of the Bulls television announcers with one mammoth slam dunk. White collected 17 points, three …

Watts thankful, excited to begin her WNBA career in Chicago

By R.L. Bynum After another detour to Los Angeles, albeit a much shorter one, and winning a battle for one of 11 Chicago Sky roster spots, Stephanie Watts is ready to start her WNBA career. And she’s thankful. In a league where there are only 12 teams and few available spots, a lot of terrific …

Tar Heels in NBA: White plays well again but loss hurts Bulls’ playoff chances

By R.L. Bynum Coby White collected 16 points and four assists Tuesday night but Chicago’s 115–107 home loss to Brooklyn was a big blow to the Bulls’ playoff chances, particularly with Indiana winning. The Bulls are three games behind Washington for the final Eastern Conference play-in tournament spot and will have to win their last …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, White have big scoring games in victories

By R.L. Bynum One Tar Heel whose team is definitely in the playoffs, Reggie Bullock, had a season-best scoring game and another who is trying to fight to get his team in the playoffs, Coby White, had another big game on Sunday night. Reggie Bullock scored a season-high 24 points and made five 3-pointers as …

Tar Heels in NBA: White’s confidence soaring after huge perimeter shooting game; Anthony nets 20

By R.L. Bynum It may be too late to put Chicago in the playoffs, but Coby White and Zach LaVine have the Bulls playing well. Both scored 25 points Friday night as the Bulls rolled to a 121–99 home victory Friday over the Boston Celtics for their second consecutive game. The Bulls are three games …