Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony hits 26, has energizing Magic since return; Johnson has 12 but Suns’ streak ends

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony has energized a previously struggling Orlando Magic team. Orlando went winless in the six games he missed with a sprained right ankle. The Magic has won as he scored 24 points in his first game back Wednesday. His potential game-winning 3-point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out in his second …

Tar Heels in NBA: Cameron Johnson has best game of season in Suns’ 18th consecutive victory

By R.L. Bynum Heading into another showdown Friday night on ESPN with the Golden State Warriors, the Phoenix Suns are still rolling. Cameron Johnson may not be at the top of the Warriors’ scouting report but he was a key contributor as the Suns rolled past the Detroit Pistons 114–103 Thursday night for their franchise-record …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony hits 24, sparks comeback win for Magic in return; White tests positive for COVID-19

By R.L. Bynum Orlando lost all six games while Cole Anthony was out with a sprained right ankle and the Magic was glad to have him back. Anthony made an impressive return to help Orlando snap a seven-game losing streak. He scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as the Magic …

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson hits 14 as Suns beat Warriors for 17th straight win; Ellington starts for Lakers with James out

By R.L. Bynum In the biggest marquee game of the NBA season, Cameron Johnson played a season-high 29 minutes as his Phoenix Suns beat the Golden State Warriors 104–96 for their franchise-record 17th consecutive victory. Phoenix tied Golden State for the NBA’s best record at 18–3 with the home win and finished November undefeated at …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green swipes four steals, scores in double figures for second straight game; Pinson 27, Jackson 18 in G League

By R.L. Bynum Danny Green continues to bring hustle back to Philadelphia’s lineup. After returning from missing four games with hamstring tightness, Green has scored in double figures and recorded four steals in two consecutive games. https://twitter.com/BrodesMedia/status/1464738639594856448 Green collected 11 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and four steals in 21 minutes coming off …