Davis talks about Bacot’s return, better spacing and preference for versatile big men

By R.L. Bynum The headline from Jon Rothstein’s podcast interview with Carolina coach Hubert Davis released Monday came from when the first-year coach casually mentioned that center Armando Bacot would come back next season. Bacot, who has played two seasons at UNC, was generally expected to return even though he is going through the NBA …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony drills game-winning 3, rallies Magic on career night

By R.L. Bynum It didn’t matter that his Orlando Magic was down by 20 points in the third quarter and playing the second game in as many nights. It didn’t matter that the Magic was down by two points in the final seconds. Cole Anthony wasn’t going to let the team lose. “I was bred …

Tar Heels in NBA: Another terrific game for White not enough against Bucks; Anthony hits 15 in loss

By R.L. Bynum Coby White had another good game trying to lead the Chicago Bulls in the absence of leading scorer Zach LaVine but came up short against the Milwaukee Bucks, who were playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo. https://youtu.be/H3KnBmquibA White scored a team-high 21 points with four 3-pointers and seven assists against only one turnover in …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony’s late scoring surge helps Magic hold off Cavs to end skid; Bullock’s Knicks top White’s Bulls

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and eight in the last 2:45 as Orlando earned a 109–104 home win Wednesday over Cleveland to snap a six-game losing streak. The Magic led by as many as 21 points. But after a Kevin Love 3-pointer tied it at …

Tar Heels in NBA: Streak for Knicks, Bullock snapped; Anthony talks about his development

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock had another big game Monday but it wasn’t enough to extend New York’s winning streak. Bullock collected 17 points and four 3-pointers but Phoenix snapped the Knicks’ nine-game win streak with a 118–110 victory. Cameron Johnson came off the bench for the first time in three games and has scored …