Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson hits 14 as Suns beat Warriors for 17th straight win; Ellington starts for Lakers with James out

By R.L. Bynum In the biggest marquee game of the NBA season, Cameron Johnson played a season-high 29 minutes as his Phoenix Suns beat the Golden State Warriors 104–96 for their franchise-record 17th consecutive victory. Phoenix tied Golden State for the NBA’s best record at 18–3 with the home win and finished November undefeated at …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green swipes four steals, scores in double figures for second straight game; Pinson 27, Jackson 18 in G League

By R.L. Bynum Danny Green continues to bring hustle back to Philadelphia’s lineup. After returning from missing four games with hamstring tightness, Green has scored in double figures and recorded four steals in two consecutive games. https://twitter.com/BrodesMedia/status/1464738639594856448 Green collected 11 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and four steals in 21 minutes coming off …

Tar Heels in NBA: White hits 20 (but doesn’t care about the points) in Bulls’ rout; Jackson scores 22 in G League

By R.L. Bynum Finding consistency has been challenging for Coby White through seven games but he had his best game of the season Friday night. White scored seven points during a 16–0 second-quarter Chicago Bulls run in a 123–88 road rout of the Orlando Magic. White finished with a season-high 20 points to go with …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington finding rhythm with Lakers, hits key buckets in OT win; Green has four steals in return; 16 for Little

By R.L. Bynum A hamstring strain delayed the start Wayne Ellington’s 12th NBA season; then, it’s taken a while for him to find a rhythm at the start of his second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. But there were signs Wednesday that it’s coming together when he made a big difference for the Lakers. …

Tar Heels in NBA: Cam Johnson has efficient career night for red-hot Suns; White shakes off rough season start with 14 points

By R.L. Bynum Cameron Johnson had a career-best game on the same night that Coby White finally found a rhythm after coming back from an injury. Johnson was efficient with 22 points in 23 minutes in the Phoenix Suns’ 126–97 home victory Sunday over Denver for their 13th consecutive victory. https://twitter.com/Suns/status/1462621186139975684 He shot 9 of …