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Shannon Brown’s name doesn’t ring bells like it did when he was running next to Kobe Bryant, back when his breakaway dunks made him something of a national sensation, at least until he left his faction sorely disappointed with an uninspired performance in the 2010 Slam Dunk Contest. His recognition has never really recovered from the letdown, but that isn’t to say Shannon hasn’t been playing well. It’s just that he’s two years removed from Los Angeles, where he left the spotlight behind. Last season, his first with the Phoenix Suns, Shannon set new career highs in scoring (11 PPG) and three-point field goal percentage (36%). His offensive contributions off the bench helped the Suns remain in the playoff hunt until the final days of the season, when he scored 61 points over the course of his last three games. He exploded for a career-high 32 against the Spurs in late March and averaged close to 16 points per game through the end of April. Now, Brown has embarked on what has been his best individual campaign to date. After failing to reach double figures in an opening-night loss to Golden State, Brown took over down the stretch against Detroit. To lead his Suns to their first win of the season, Brown scored 10 of his 14 points consecutively in the fourth quarter. It was an impressive effort, but nothing that could even hold a candle to the unbelievable shooting exhibition he put on in Charlotte on Wednesday night. Observe his barrage of three-point bombs… As you can see, Brown was in the zone (had they not gone in, four of those were bad shots, no question). It’s a good thing, too, because the Bobcats scored 29 in that fourth quarter. Had it not been for Shannon’s perfect 6 for 6 shooting from distance the Suns almost certainly would’ve been flying back to the desert without a win to show for their three-game road swing. Considering that they’d blown a 15-point lead to a Charlotte squad that is perceived as being absolutely futile, that would’ve been more than a little discouraging. As for Shannon Brown, he’s just happy he finally shot the ball well against one of his former teams. In three previous returns to The Queen City he’d scored just 11 total points in three losses. It’s kind of funny to look back on the trade that sent Brown from Charlotte to LA; he’d played sparingly for three teams in three years, making him something of an afterthought in a deal that sent Adam Morrison, a lottery pick, to the Lakers in exchange for Vladamir Radmanovic. Since then, Brown has emerged as a reliable source of offense. He’s been by far the best of the three players involved in that trade, and it appears that his most outstanding days may be ahead of him.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Charlotte Bobcats 117-110 on Wednesday night.
Brown, who played briefly with the Bobcats before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with Adam Morrison, helped break open an 87-all game early in the fourth quarter when he suddenly got...
Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Charlotte Bobcats 117-110 on Wednesday night.
Brown, who played briefly with the Bobcats before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with Adam Morrison, helped break open an 87-all game early in the fourth quarter when he suddenly got hot.
Several of Brown...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats gave up on guard Shannon Brown when they traded him in 2009, and Wednesday night they paid dearly for it. Brown exploded for six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, including two that served as daggers in the final 3:09, as the Phoenix Suns squandered a 15-point second-half lead but regrouped down the stretch to beat the Bobcats 117-110. ...
In Phoenix, everything has changed. Well, not the terrain. Its still always hot there, and they still grow cactuses.
As for the basketball team, man, what a fresh start.
The Suns now play an everyday style, methodically working the ball for the best open shot. They defend and scrap and possess very little pizzazz.
Not that the Steve Nash teams were a bunch of running...
Trailing by 26 points after only 14-plus minutes, Shannon Brown and the Phoenix Suns weren't about to give up.
Brown scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and helped key a late 14-4 run as Phoenix rallied past the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-105 Friday night for the third-biggest comeback in franchise history.
''We just have a bunch of guys who don't want...
The only one who could play any defense on Shannon Brown on Wednesday night was Charlotte Observer beat reporter Rick Bonnell. Bonnell limited the Suns’ Brown to just 4 3-pointers in his write-up of the Bobcats’ loss to Phoenix. The only problem is that in reality, Brown actually scored six 3-pointers, all of them [...]
This big-time block from the rookie out of Kentucky came with about 8 minutes to go in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s action between the Bobcats and Suns.
The ultra-athletic, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pins Jared Dudley’s would-be dunk against the glass and stops the Suns from taking a 10-7 lead in Charlotte.
One thing that has been clear about the young fella in his first...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Shannon Brown scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and helped key a late 14-4 run as the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-105 Friday night.
P.J. Tucker hit a 20-foot jumper from the left corner to give the Suns a 103-102 lead with 1:32 to go. After the teams traded misses, Marcin Gortat blocked Daniel Gibson...