Johnson’s good shooting isn’t enough for Suns; was he getting enough shots?

By R.L. Bynum Could it be time for the Phoenix Suns to give Cameron Johnson more shots? For only the fifth time this season and the first time in the playoffs, Johnson has scored in double figures for a third consecutive game. But it wasn’t enough Thursday as the host Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix …

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 …

White has surgery on left shoulder, could miss start of next season

By R.L. Bynum Coby White, who has been playing pickup games at the Smith Center this spring, had surgery Thursday after injuring his left shoulder last weekend during “basketball-related activities,” according to the Chicago Bulls, and will be re-evaluated in four months. The next NBA season starts Oct. 19, which is in a little more …

After surreal sixth inning, Texas Tech pulls away from UNC

By R.L. Bynum It was a frustrating night in west Texas for North Carolina. And you don’t need one review, or even two, to confirm that. There were frustrations with the strike zone and a crazy sixth inning that had the potential to be big for the Tar Heels, who trailed by a run at …

Stewart adds offensive punch as Love pitches UNC to NCAA win

By R.L. Bynum Could Will Stewart provide the extra factor that propels North Carolina to a decent run in the NCAA baseball tournament? Stewart, a freshman who had been out since March 14 because of a hamate injury, went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs, Brett Centracchio went 3-for-4 and Danny Serretti was 2-for-5 with …

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 …

UNC headed to Lubbock Region as a No. 3 seed

By R.L. Bynum After a satisfying victory over N.C. State in the ACC tournament, North Carolina will try to build on that momentum this week at the Lubbock Regional in Texas as the No. 3 seed in that region. According to the NCAA tournament committee, UNC was one of the last four teams to make …

When and where to follow as four UNC teams continue push for NCAA titles

By R.L. Bynum Three No. 1-seeded North Carolina teams rolled last weekend as they continued their pursuit of NCAA titles. Although the Tar Heels’ men’s and women’s soccer teams came up short in the College Cup and the men’s tennis team lost in the round of 16, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams as well …