Found December 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Shannon Brown and the Phoenix Suns made a few adjustments after a slow start. The result: an easy victory. Brown scored a season-high 26 points and the Suns routed the Bobcats 121-104 Wednesday night, Charlotte's league-worst 13th straight loss. "If we run our offense, it ain't like I'm doing one-on-one moves and stuff like that," said Brown, who shook off a 2-for-5 start to finish 10 of 16 with five 3-pointers in 34 minutes. "I just want to continue that rhythm and take good shots." After taking a one-point lead at the end of the first, Phoenix outscored Charlotte 22-6 over the first six-plus minutes of the second quarter to take a 50-33 lead with 5:28 left in the first half. Sebastian Telfair led the charge, scoring all 11 of his points in the second and leading a defense that held the Bobcats to 3-of-15 shooting in the period. "One thing we recognized in the first quarter was we were scoring but Charlotte was still getting the same shots," Telfair said. "So I focused in the second to really get some stops and prevent easy baskets. Everything opened up from that point." Goran Dragic added 21 points and 11 assists, and Jared Dudley had 20 points for the Suns, who have won a season-best four straight. Phoenix connected on a season-high 17 3-pointers on 28 attempts. "I thought we shot it well because we had good ball movement," said Suns coach Alvin Gentry. "We were taking it from the strong side to the weak side and we had their bigs in rotation so we were able to get some 3s with our feet set." Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 25 to match a career high for the Bobcats, who have not won since Nov.. 24. "We're fine. We're a young team," Walker said. "We still feel pretty confident in ourselves. As long as we're getting better, we definitely will all just come together. Good things are going to happen for us." The Suns' biggest lead was 96-66 -- on Dudley's jumper with 37.5 seconds left in the third quarter. "We're giving them a lot of time but, unfortunately, wisdom comes after some nasty experiences," said Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap. "The score disparity at halftime came because we gave up a lot of easy baskets and we were impatient. There's no doubt we're teething, but tonight was a mental thing." Charlotte, coming off a one-point loss Tuesday against the Lakers, cut the lead in half midway through the fourth quarter and pulled to 109-95 on a 3-pointer by Walker with 4:17 remaining. "Especially in the fourth quarter we played pretty well," Kidd-Gilchrist said. "There's good things in this loss, too. It's not all bad things we can take away from this loss." But Luis Scola scored six straight points to key a late 12-5 run that put the Suns ahead 121-100 before settling for the 17-point win. "We have to do a better job of staying in the moment and finishing the job," Gentry said. "You have to understand that, with the group particularly, most of them are young kids that are trying to establish themselves in this league and they are going to continue to play all the way to the end." Kidd-Gilchrist and Walker each were 9 of 14 from the floor while their teammates shot 37.9 percent. NOTES: The Suns have matched their longest winning streak of the past two seasons. ... Phoenix's two highest-scoring games have come against Charlotte. The Suns also set season marks with 36 second-quarter points and 64 in the first half. ... Dudley has scored 20-plus points in three straight games for the first time in his career. ... The Bobcats scored 20 of their 27 first-quarter points in the paint but only 36 inside over the final three quarters. ... Georgia McCoy, the wife of Suns radio announcer Al McCoy, passed away earlier Wednesday. McCoy, the only radio play-by-play man the team has had in its 45-year history, worked the game and waved a thank you at a fan who brought a sign offering prayers to him and his family.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Brown lights up Bobcats in Suns' victory

PHOENIX -- Shannon Brown and the Suns are finished playing Charlotte this season. Brown has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Bobcats? Not so much. Brown, who made one of his five NBA stops in Charlotte, scored 18 of his game-high 26 points in the third quarter and accounted for five of Phoenix's 17 3-pointers as the Suns handed the Bobcats their NBA-worst 13th straight...

Frye 'chillin' out,' staying involved but patient

PHOENIX He arrives early on game nights, usually finishing a modest shooting routine before the early fans enter US Airways Center two hours before the opening tip. This is the time reserved for main-court work by the Phoenix Suns out-of-the-rotation players, with the others chugging through several grueling drills while he waits for an opportunity to squeeze in a few jumpers....

Suns 121, Bobcats 104

Shannon Brown scored a season-high 26 points and the Phoenix Suns routed the Bobcats 121-104 on Wednesday night, Charlotte's league-worst 13th straight loss. Goran Dragic added 21 points and Jared Dudley had 20 for the Suns, who have won a season-best four straight. Phoenix connected on a season-high 17 3-pointers on 28 attempts. Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Michael Kidd...

Tucker fills role, Suns rock Bobcats

PHOENIX -- A series of timely Euro steps were taken by P.J. Tucker during a pro basketball odyssey that's now playing at U.S. Airways Center. "My time in Europe definitely helped me get here," Tucker said Wednesday night before he and the Phoenix Suns ripped the Charlotte Bobcats, 121-104. "No doubt about that." By "here," Tucker could have been...

Tucker fills role in Suns' rout of Bobcats

PHOENIX -- A series of timely Euro steps were taken by P.J. Tucker during a pro basketball odyssey that's now playing at U.S. Airways Center. "My time in Europe definitely helped me get here," Tucker said Wednesday night before he and the Phoenix Suns ripped the Charlotte Bobcats, 121-104. "No doubt about that." By "here," Tucker could have been...

Brown, Suns hand Bobcats 13th straight loss

PHOENIX (AP) -- Shannon Brown and the Phoenix Suns made a few adjustments after a slow start. The result: an easy victory. Brown scored a season-high 26 points and the Suns routed the Bobcats 121-104 Wednesday night, Charlotte's league-worst 13th straight loss. "If we run our offense, it ain't like I'm doing one-on-one moves and stuff like that," said Brown...

Brown, Suns hand Charlotte 13th straight loss

PHOENIX (AP) -- Shannon Brown scored a season-high 26 points and the Phoenix Suns routed the Bobcats 121-104 on Wednesday night, Charlotte's league-worst 13th straight loss. Goran Dragic added 21 points and Jared Dudley had 20 for the Suns, who have won a season-best four straight. Phoenix connected on a season-high 17 3-pointers on 28 attempts. Kemba Walker scored 27 points...

Bobcats could surprise Suns at home

Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry says that his team isn't good enough to overlook a high school team. The free-falling Charlotte Bobcats are better than that, and they came up short in their last attempt at ending their latest double-digit losing streak. The Suns have won a season-high three straight and will try to avoid their pattern of falling behind by big deficits Wednesday...

Tyreke Evans’ Sore Left Knee Could Result In Extended Break

Tyreke Evans’ sore left knee kept him out of Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. Since suffering a bruised left knee Nov. 27 against Minnesota, the veteran guard has missed seven of 10 games. Evans left Sunday’s loss to Denver after 10 minutes on the floor. An MRI showed no structural damage to the knee. Kings coach Keith Smart said it’s not up...

Bobcats-Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry says that his team isn't good enough to overlook a high school team. The free-falling Charlotte Bobcats are better than that, and they came up short in their last attempt at ending their latest double-digit losing streak. The Suns have won a season-high three straight and will try to avoid their pattern of falling behind by big deficits Wednesday...

Suns 101, Kings 90

Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, Jared Dudley added 20 points and the Phoenix Suns pulled off another big rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-90 Monday night. The Suns were out of sorts throughout the first half, scoring 43 points while trailing by up to 19. Brown helped them outscore Sacramento 31-14 in the third quarter and Dudley provided the...

Suns come from behind to beat Kings

PHOENIX (AP) -- Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, Jared Dudley added 20 points and the Phoenix Suns pulled off another big rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-90 Monday night. The Suns were out of sorts throughout the first half, scoring 43 points while trailing by up to 19. Brown helped them outscore Sacramento 31-14 in the third quarter and Dudley...

Suns rise in second half to clock Kings

PHOENIX -- It took almost a third of the season for the Phoenix Suns to patch together three straight wins. It also took climbing out of a 19-point hole against the slumping Sacramento Kings on Monday to complete the long journey. Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points during Phoenix's 31-point third quarter, and Marcin Gortat added 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks as...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.