NBA Tar Heels: June 7 Playoffs Update

Round two of the NBA Playoffs is underway and three Tar Heels are still alive.
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The NBA Playoffs roll on and we are now fully into round two. Each Monday throughout the NBA season, we've reviewed the previous week's games and looked ahead to the next week of games for each Tar Heel in the NBA. While the number of Carolina players still alive has dwindled, there are indeed Tar Heels still playing and so I'm here to faithfully provide your NBA UNC playoff update.

Six different Carolina players made the playoffs, and that number has been sliced in half. Reggie Bullock (Knicks), Nassir Little (Trail Blazers), and Theo Pinson (Knicks) were each eliminated.

That leaves Danny Green (76ers), Justin Jackson (Bucks), and Cameron Johnson (Suns) still playing.

Tonight (Monday) features two NBA games, each of which involves a Tar Heel.

First, at 7:30 p.m. ET the Milwaukee Bucks (Justin Jackson) visit the Brooklyn Nets for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (TNT). The Nets took Game 1 115-107.

In the second game, the Denver Nuggets travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns (Cameron Johnson) in the first game of the Western Conference Semifinals (TNT). 

Before moving fully on to Round Two, let's recap each first round series involving a Tar Heel. Then we will move series by series through each second round matchup involving a Carolina player. 

NOTE: All times listed will be both p.m. and Eastern.

First Round

(6) Miami Heat vs. (3) Milwaukee Bucks

  • Milwaukee won series 4-0
    • Game 1: Bucks 109 | Heat 107 (OT)
    • Game 2: Bucks 132 | Heat 98
    • Game 3: Bucks 113 | Heat 84
    • Game 4: Bucks 120 | Heat 103
  • Tar Heels involved: Justin Jackson
    • Game 1 stats: INACTIVE
    • Game 2 stats: INACTIVE
    • Game 3 stats: INACTIVE
    • Game 4 stats: 1:08 MIN | 0 PTS | -2 +/-

(6) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (3) Denver Nuggets

  • Denver won series 4-2
    • Game 1: Trail Blazers 123 | Nuggets 109
    • Game 2: Nuggets 128 | Trail Blazers 109
    • Game 3: Nuggets 120 | Trail Blazers 115
    • Game 4: Trail Blazers 115 | Nuggets 95
    • Game 5: Nuggets 147 | Trail Blazers 140 (2 OT)
    • Game 6: Nuggets 126 | Trail Blazers 115
  • Tar Heels involved: Nassir Little
    • Game 1 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
    • Game 2 stats: 3:36 MIN | 3 PTS | 1-2 FG | 1-2 3FG | 1 TO | +2 +/-
    • Game 3 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
    • Game 4 stats: 5:01 MIN | 2 PTS | 0-2 FG | 0-2 3FG | 2-4 FT | 1 REB | 1 BLK | 0 TO | -3 +/-
    • Game 5 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
    • Game 6 stats: 0:31 MIN | 0 PTS | 0 REB | 0 TO | 0 +/-

(8) Washington Wizards vs. (1) Philadelphia 76ers

  • Philadelphia won series 4-1
    • Game 1: 76ers 125 | Wizards 118
    • Game 2: 76ers 120 | Wizards 95
    • Game 3: 76ers 132 | Wizards 103
    • Game 4: Wizards 122 | 76ers 114
    • Game 5: 76ers 129 | Wizards 112
  • Tar Heels involved: Danny Green
    • Game 1 stats: 31:21 MIN | 11 PTS | 4-6 FG | 3-4 3FG | 2 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | +15 +/-
    • Game 2 stats: 21:44 MIN | 5 PTS | 2-3 FG | 1-2 3FG | 2 REB | 2 AST | 2 BLK | 1 TO | +8 +/-
    • Game 3 stats: 25:45 MIN | 15 PTS | 5-9 FG | 5-9 3FG | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 BLK | 0 TO | +32 +/-
    • Game 4 stats: 30:57 MIN | 11 PTS | 4-10 FG | 3-8 3FG | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | -7 +/-
    • Game 5 stats: 29:13 MIN | 5 PTS | 2-7 FG | 1-5 3FG | 4 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 TO | +12 +/-

(7) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) Phoenix Suns

  • Phoenix won series 4-2
    • Game 1: Suns 99 | Lakers 90
    • Game 2: Lakers 109 | Suns 102
    • Game 3: Lakers 109 | Suns 95
    • Game 4: Suns 100 | Lakers 92
    • Game 5: Suns 115 | Lakers 85
    • Game 6: Suns 113 | Lakers 100
  • Tar Heels involved: Cameron Johnson
    • Game 1 stats: 22:53 MIN | 10 PTS | 3-7 FG | 2-5 3FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 1 TO | -6 +/-
    • Game 2 stats: 26:34 MIN | 6 PTS | 2-4 FG | 2-4 3FG | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 TO | -5 +/-
    • Game 3 stats: 16:56 MIN | 6 PTS | 1-6 FG | 1-4 3FG | 3-3 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 TO | -8 +/-
    • Game 4 stats: 20:00 MIN | 5 PTS | 2-6 FG | 1-4 3FG | 2 REB | 1 STL | 1 TO | +4 +/-
    • Game 5 stats: 13:15 MIN | 11 PTS | 2-4 FG | 1-2 3FG | 6-7 FT | 3 REB | 1 STL | 0 TO | +11 +/-
    • Game 6 stats: 20:14 MIN | 10 PTS | 2-3 FG | 2-3 3FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 1 TO | +18 +/-

(5) Atlanta Hawks vs. (4) New York Knicks

  • Atlanta won series 4-1
    • Game 1: Hawks 107 | Knicks 105
    • Game 2: Knicks 101 | Hawks 92
    • Game 3: Hawks 105 | Knicks 94
    • Game 4: Hawks 113 | Knicks 96
    • Game 5: Hawks 103 | Knicks 89
  • Tar Heels involved: Reggie Bullock & Theo Pinson
    • Bullock
      • Game 1 stats: 18:31 MIN | 6 PTS | 3-9 FG | 0-5 3FG | 3 REB | 0 TO | -14 +/-
      • Game 2 stats: 31:25 MIN | 15 PTS | 5-8 FG | 4-7 3FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 TO | +13 +/-
      • Game 3 stats: 38:25 MIN | 11 PTS | 3-8 FG | 2-6 3FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 1 ASAT | 1 STL | 1 TO | -6 +/-
      • Game 4 stats: 33:59 MIN | 0 PTS | 0-4 FG | 0-3 3FG | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 TO | -16 +/-
      • Game 5 stats: 40:07 MIN | 12 PTS | 4-10 FG | 4-8 3FG | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | -12 +/-
    • Pinson
      • Game 1 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
      • Game 2 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
      • Game 3 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
      • Game 4 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION
      • Game 5 stats: DID NOT PLAY - COACH'S DECISION

Second Round

(5) Atlanta Hawks vs. (1) Philadelphia 76ers

  • Atlanta leads series 1-0
    • Game 1: Hawks 128 | 76ers 124
  • Upcoming games
    • Game 2: @ Philadelphia | Tuesday, June 8 | 7:30 | TNT
    • Game 3: @ Atlanta | Friday, June 11 | 7:30 | ESPN
    • Game 4: @ Atlanta | Monday, June 14 | 7:30 | TNT
    • Game 5 (if necessary): @ Philadelphia | Wednesday, June 16 | Time & Channel TBD
    • Game 6 (if necessary): @ Atlanta | Friday, June 18 | Time & Channel TBD
    • Game 7 (if necessary): @ Philadelphia | Sunday, June 20 | Time & Channel TBD
  • Tar Heels involved: Danny Green
    • Game 1 stats: 29:55 MIN | 4 PTS | 2-7 FG | 0-4 3FG | 2 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 TO | +5 +/-

(3) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (2) Brooklyn Nets

  • Brooklyn leads series 1-0
    • Game 1: Nets 115 | Bucks 107
  • Upcoming games
    • Game 2: @ Brooklyn | Monday, June 7 | 7:30 | TNT
    • Game 3: @ Milwaukee | Thursday, June 10 | 7:30 | ESPN
    • Game 4: @ Milwaukee | Sunday, June 13 | 3:00 | ABC
    • Game 5 (if necessary): @ Brooklyn | Tuesday, June 15 | Time & Channel TBD
    • Game 6 (if necessary): @ Milwaukee | Thursday, June 17 | Time & Channel TBD
    • Game 7 (if necessary): @ Brooklyn | Saturday, June 19 | Time & Channel TBD
  • Tar Heels involved: Justin Jackson
    • Game 1 stats: INACTIVE

(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (2) Phoenix Suns

  • Upcoming games
    • Game 1: @ Phoenix | Monday, June 7 | 10:00 | TNT
    • Game 2: @ Phoenix | Wednesday, June 9 | 9:30 | TNT
    • Game 3: @ Denver | Friday, June 11 | 10:00 | ESPN
    • Game 4: @ Denver | Sunday, June 13 | 8:00 | TNT
    • Game 5 (if necessary): @ Phoenix | Tuesday, June 15 | Time & Channel TBD
    • Game 6 (if necessary): @ Denver | Thursday, June 17 | Time & Channel TBD
    • Game 7 (if necessary): @ Phoenix | Sunday, June 20 | Time & Channel TBD
  • Tar Heels involved: Cameron Johnson

Stay with All Tar Heels as we keep you updated on Tar Heels as they progress through the postseason.

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