Johnson talks about Suns loss after his career-best playoff scoring night isn’t enough

By R.L. Bynum Cameron Johnson had a career-best playoff scoring night with a playoff-high three 3-pointers but they weren’t enough to help his Phoenix Suns close out the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles avoided elimination with a 116–106 road victory Monday to trim Phoenix’s series lead to 3–2 and send the series to L.A. for …

UNC hosts Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina will face Michigan at home next season in the 23rd ACC-Big Ten Challenge as the Tar Heels try to end a three-game losing streak in the event. The game will be on the third of three nights of the Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 1. You can probably bet on a …

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 …

Four-star point guard Trimble, Tokoto’s brother, commits to UNC

By R.L. Bynum Hubert Davis has been a big advocate of keeping it in the Carolina family, and he did that big time with a four-star point guard on Wednesday.Seth Trimble, the brother of former Carolina player J.P. Tokoto, committed Wednesday to UNC, giving Davis some backcourt depth and possibly flexibility should Caleb Love or …

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 …