Tar Heels in NBA: Green’s best game of season ends with injury; Anthony hits 22; White nears season debut

By R.L. Bynum It’s been a frustrating season for Danny Green. In his fourth game back after missing three with a left hamstring injury, he was having his best night of the season with 14 points, four rebounds and three steals. Then, in the third quarter of Philadelphia’s 118–113 loss at Indiana on Saturday, he …

Tar Heels in NBA: Little puts up double-double with big energy, highlight slam; Barnes hits 21

By R.L. Bynum Nassir Little was all over the court Friday night for Portland, bringing plenty of energy to the Blazers off the bench. The third-year wing put up the first double-double since his rookie season with a season-high 13 points, a career-high 14 rebounds, a career-high-tying two steals and a highlight-reel dunk as Portland …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington finding that familiar sweet shooting stroke with the Lakers

By R.L. Bynum Los Angeles Lakers fans are finally seeing that sweet, clean Wayne Ellington jump shot that Carolina fans know so well. After missing the first eight games of the season with a left hamstring strain, Ellington is finding the range for the Lakers. Ellington scored 12 points and made 4 of 6 3-point …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 26 in Kings loss; Bullock hits 12; Green returns

By R.L. Bynum It’s a pattern that may play out for much of the season if Harrison Barnes’ excellent play continues — a big game for the veteran forward that’s in a loss since he’s doing it for the Sacramento Kings. On Monday, he collected 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony scores 33 in Magic win; Barnes hits 22; Pinson double-double

By R.L. Bynum Down by 10 points in the fourth quarter and looking for the Orlando Magic’s first home victory of the season, Cole Anthony was determined to get it done Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. Anthony scored 10 points in the final 5:48 on his way to finishing with a season-high 33 points …