Shannon Brown #26 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot against the Charlotte Bobcats during the NBA game at US Airways Center on December 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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PHOENIX, AZ - 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' biggest lead was 96-66 -- on Dudley's jumper with 37.5 seconds left in the third quarter.
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.
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.
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