Suns hand Charlotte 13th straight loss

Suns hand Charlotte 13th straight loss

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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 19: Jeffery Taylor #44 of the Charlotte Bobcats lays up a shot against Jermaine O'Neal #20 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on December 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

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 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 25 to match a career high for the Bobcats, who have not won since November 24.

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.

The Suns extended the lead to as many 30, 96-66, on a Dudley jumper with 37.5 seconds left in the third quarter.

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