Tar Heels in NBA: White, adjusting to reserve role, scores 15 for streaking Bulls

By R.L. Bynum Coby White seems to have adjusted to the rhythm of coming off the bench and put up another solid game as the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 122–113 in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday for their third consecutive victory after losing the previous six. In 26 minutes, White collected 15 points, three 3-pointers and …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony says ‘it’s money time,’ is strong in return after nearly two months

By R.L. Bynum After nearly two months of frustrating, long rehab, Cole Anthony finally was back playing for the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The game didn’t go so well for Orlando, but just playing again was a relief for him. “It’s money time,” Anthony said. “I’m ready to make a run. I’m ready to …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, Barnes each hit 21 in road losses; Johnson nets 12 in win

By R.L. Bynum On a huge day for Carolina basketball with the hiring of Hubert Davis as head coach, two who played while Davis on the coaching staff had huge games. Reggie Bullock and Harrison Barnes both scored 21 points, unfortunately for them in road losses as Bullock’s Knicks lost to Brooklyn 114–112 and Barnes’ …

Thunder waives Jackson, who had recently been reunited with Bradley

By R.L. Bynum The reuniting of 2017 national championship teammates Tony Bradley and Justin Jackson on the Oklahoma City Thunder lasted only five games. Twelve days after Philadelphia traded Bradley to the Thunder, the team on Monday waived Jackson. The move came two days after he missed all eight shots in nearly 17 scoreless minutes …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock’s best game since 2018 ignites Knicks rout; Little, Bradley play well

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock got off to a hot start Saturday night and that helped propel New York to a 125–81 road victory over Detroit, the Knicks’ largest margin of victory since 1996. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf3k40NVHJo&ab_channel=HooperHighlights Bullock scored 14 of his season-high 22 points and four of his six 3-pointers in the first quarter as the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 26 in loss to Lakers; Johnson hits 17 in victory

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half to lead four Tar Heels to score at least 13 points Friday night but only Cameron Johnson’s 17 points came in a victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhSQxTnt7M&ab_channel=NBAMotion In 37 minutes of Sacramento’s 115–94 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Barnes led the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Jackson plays well in Thunder win; three UNC alums out with injuries

By R.L. Bynum After not getting off the bench in the previous three games, Justin Jackson scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half as Oklahoma City earned a 113–103 home victory over Toronto. He played as if he had something to prove with his play on both ends of the court. https://twitter.com/NBACanada/status/1377424714373554176

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes helps Kings win fifth straight; Bradley doesn’t miss in Thunder debut; White out

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings just keep rolling. Barnes Barnes scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half as the Kings won at San Antonio 132–115 for their fifth consecutive victory. He added three rebounds and two assists. Sacramento is 11th in the Western Conference, which is just outside …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes’ amazing buzzer-beater gives Kings fourth consecutive win; good games from Green, White

By R.L. Bynum With the trade rumors and the trade deadline behind him, Harrison Barnes hit a big shot for the suddenly surging Sacramento Kings. Barnes caught an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer Saturday night to put a punctuation mark on a double-double performance as the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green gets championship ring, proceeds to light up Lakers

By R.L. Bynum What a week for Danny Green. Two days after his $1 million contribution to UNC, Green picked up his 2020 NBA championship ring from the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. He then proceeded to light up his former team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb3l8tgUG-4&ab_channel=HouseofHighlights Green collected 28 points and eight 3-pointers, including a game-clinching 3 …