Tar Heels in NBA: Little says career-high 30-point game is ‘just the beginning’; another big game for Barnes

By R.L. Bynum It wasn’t a good night for the Portland Trail Blazers but it was a career night for Nassir Little in their 134–106 loss at Milwaukee. After scoring only 15 points total in his first eight games, Little poured in 30 points in nearly 30 minutes for an impressive 26.9 game score. In …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony collects 16 points, five rebounds and six assists but Magic lose third in a row

By R.L. Bynum Another solid game for Cole Anthony again wasn’t enough as his Orlando Magic lost for a third consecutive game. Anthony scored 16 points with five rebounds and had six assists against only two turnovers in Orlando’s 115–102 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Tampa. He has six assists in four of the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Heartbreaking finish in Bulls loss in good bounce-back game for White; Ellington’s amazing 3-point-shooting streak ends

By R.L. Bynum Coming off one of his worst games of the season, Coby White enjoyed one of his best nights of the season only to have it end in heartbreak. White collected 20 points, six assists and only one turnover. His two free throws with 11.5 seconds left gave the Chicago Bulls a five-point …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes hits 26 points, continues big scoring surge during Kings’ three-game win streak

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings are back in a groove. After the Kings lost four consecutive games, with Barnes having his only two single-digit scoring games of the season in the last two, they’ve won three in a row with Barnes scoring more than 20 in all three games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbsMCioY_l4&ab_channel=SacramentoKings After …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington joins rare NBA company with six 3-pointers in Pistons’ win over Lakers

By R.L. Bynum Whenever you’re in a shooting group with Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard, that’s prolific perimeter-shooting company. Wayne Ellington joined them Thursday as the only NBA players with at least four 3-pointers in seven consecutive games while shooting at least 40% from 3-point range. Ellington extended his franchise-record streak of making at least …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington’s 3-point barrage continues in win; Barnes hits 21 in victory; Green has 14 in 76ers win over Lakers

By R.L. Bynum Wayne Ellington crazy streak of 3-point efficiency just keeps gaining momentum, with his sweet jumper that Carolina fans remember propelling the Detroit Pistons to their second consecutive victory. In a 122–107 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ellington made four 3-pointers and collected 17 points and two steals. After Ellington had three …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony scores season-high 21 with four 3-pointers; Ellington’s amazing shooting streak continues with six 3-pointers

By R.L. Bynum It was a good night to be a UNC alum with an open shot outside of the 3-point arc, and it was the best night of Cole Anthony’s short NBA career. Three Tar Heels were a collective 12 for 18 (67%) from 3-point range on Monday night — the Detroit Pistons’ Wayne …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington’s torrid, record-breaking perimeter-shooting streak continues; Johnson scores 19 in 2-OT loss

By R.L. Bynum Any Tar Heels fans who remember Carolina’s run to the 2009 national title know that Wayne Ellington seemingly can’t miss when he gets on a run of good shooting games. He’s enjoying another one of those now for the Detroit Pistons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9LJos6VXIA&ab_channel=FOXSportsDetroit Ellington was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and scored …

Tar Heels in NBA: White’s point guard development shows in win; Barnes hits 21

By R.L. Bynum Back in his home state Friday night, Coby White played well with 18 points in the Chicago Bulls’ 123–110 win after splitting a pair of one-point games in Charlotte last season. With one of his best overall games of the season, he’s showing signs of developing the point guard skills first-year Coach …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock’s four 3-pointers help the Knicks blow out Warriors on road

By R.L. Bynum With the Golden State Warriors playing host to the New York Knicks, you might guess that the best perimeter shooting effort in the game would come from Stephen Curry. You’d be wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N004NA6kVRQ&ab_channel=NBA Reggie Bullock made 4 of 5 3-point attempts, including three in the first five minutes when the Knicks went …