Tar Heels in NBA: Green stellar on defense, hits big shots in Sixers OT win; Jackson scores 15; Johnson has two 3s in return

By R.L. Bynum It was a crazy night at Madison Square Garden with a pair of Tar Heels each hitting big shots Sunday night in a game with wild momentum shifts. After playing a terrific defensive game but not scoring for the first three quarters, Danny Green made three huge shots and finished with 11 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green, Bradley have big games in Sixers win; Johnson nears return for Suns

By R.L. Bynum Only three Tar Heels played in the NBA on Saturday night and all three started in the same game and scored in double-figures. Danny Green led the way with 18 points and four 3-pointers and Tony Bradley had 14 points and eight rebounds as the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers rolled to a 129–105 …

Tar Heels in NBA: With Barnes rumored trade target of Boston, he leads Kings to win over Celtics; White scores 17

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes has been rumored as a trade target of the Boston Celtics for weeks. On Friday, Barnes showed them what they might be getting, putting up his third double-double of the season in Sacramento’s 107–96 road victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihOF3wpfx_U&ab_channel=NFClassic Barnes had 15 points, two 3-pointers, 13 rebounds and three assists. Barnes still …

Williams emotional after suffering his first career first-round loss

By R.L. Bynum Since winning the 2017 national title, North Carolina can’t seem to shake a pattern of demoralizing, one-sided season-ending losses. It happened for the fourth consecutive season, this time in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s South Regional on Friday night in West Lafayette, Ind. After a rough first half, Armando Bacot …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock scores 20, gets huge late steal in Knicks’ win; Anthony won’t return until at least April

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock is playing his best basketball of the season and did it all in the New York Knicks’ 94–93 home win over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. Bullock, who came off the bench for the first time this season, contributed 20 points, six 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green has 18 points, six 3s; Barnes scores 18; White struggles coming off the bench

By R.L. Bynum Danny Green contributed 18 points and six 3-pointers, including a big shot late in regulation, but they weren’t enough for his Philadelphia 76ers to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks in a 99–96 overtime loss Wednesday. Green, who struggled with three points the night before in a 99–96 win over New York, had his …

Tar Heels in NBA: Knicks give Nets good game behind Bullock’s big shooting night

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half for his first back-to-back double-figure scoring games since early February but they weren’t enough to win at Brooklyn against the torrid Nets. The Knicks gave the Nets a good game before falling 117–112 Monday night. https://twitter.com/MusikFan4Life/status/1371671087763877888 Bullock, who turns 30 …

Tar Heels in NBA: White reacts positively to being benched for the first time this season; Green scores 16

By R.L. Bynum For the first time all season, Coby White and former Duke player Wendell Carter Jr. came off the bench for the Chicago Bulls as Coach Billy Donovan tried to shake things up in the wake of two consecutive defeats and four losses in the last six games. It seemed to work as …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, Jackson both in double figures in Knicks’ victory

By R.L. Bynum In a matchup of Tar Heels, Reggie Bullock and Justin Jackson each scored in double figures in New York’s 119–97 home victory Saturday over Oklahoma City. https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/1370843663140409344 In only Bullock’s fourth double-figure scoring output in the last 14 games since scoring 21 on Feb. 7 against Miami, his four 3-pointers were the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley leads Sixers win over Bulls despite 25 from White; Barnes hits 20

By R.L. Bynum For possibly the first time this season, three Tar Heels started in the same NBA game. Two had impressive nights. Tony Bradley, making his second start of the season, collected a season-high 14 points, five rebounds and three blocks filling in for Joel Embiid to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 127–105 …