Tar Heels in NBA: Another good game by White not enough against Green, streaking Sixers

By R.L. Bynum Coby White’s second night with at least 20 points in three games wasn’t enough for the Chicago Bulls to stop Danny Green and the once-again streaking Philadelphia 76ers despite scoring 15 points without a turnover in the fourth quarter. After scoring 11 points in the Sixers’ 113–111 overtime win at San Antonio …

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 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 23 against Warriors, but misses big last-second 3-point attempt

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes did nearly everything he could to help his Sacramento Kings win at Golden State on Sunday night but needed one more shot to do it. Barnes scored 23 points but missed a potential go-ahead step-back 27-foot 3-point attempt with 2.8 seconds left as the Warriors held on for a 117–113 …

Tar Heels in NBA: White overcomes early turnovers to score 31, nearly rally Bulls; Bullock, Knicks keep rolling

By R.L. Bynum One of Coby White’s best shooting and scoring games of the season wasn’t enough on a night when he had one of his worst turnover games of the season. White scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to nearly rally the Chicago Bulls from a 24-point second-half deficit. In …

Tar Heels in NBA: White explains his improved overall play after a turnover-free 18-point game

By R.L. Bynum Returning to the starting lineup seems to have been the change that turned around Coby White’s second season in the NBA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aB0sJsnJIE&ab_channel=NBAMotion It’s also worked out decently for the Chicago Bulls even though they have been playing without leading scorer Zach LaVine, who has been out under the league’s health and safety …

Tar Heels in NBA: Big scoring games from Barnes, Bullock and Green; another efficient game for White

By R.L. Bynum On a busy Wednesday for Tar Heels that included Justin Jackson finding a new NBA home, six scored in double figures, led by Harrison Barnes’ 22 points in Sacramento’s 128–125 home victory over Minnesota. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8q5p8dzHo8&ab_channel=NFHBall Jackson signed a two-way contract with Milwaukee and could make his Bucks debut Thursday at 7 p.m. …