Phoenix 121, Charlotte 104

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #55 Bill Kennedy, #39 Brenda Pantoja
Attendance - 13308

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 27 19 22 36 104
Phoenix 28 36 33 24 121

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 7-18 5-10 2-8 L13
Phoenix 11-15 9-5 2-10 W4

Recap


Suns 121, Bobcats 104: Shannon Brown scored 18 of his team-high 26 points in the third quarter as host Phoenix extended its season-high winning streak to four games while handing Charlotte its 13th straight loss.

Goran Dragic recorded 21 points and 11 assists while Jared Dudley added 20 points for the Suns, who made 17-of-28 3-point attempts and have won a season-best four in a row at home.

Kemba Walker scored a game-high 27 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist contributed 25 and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have not won since posting a double-overtime victory at Washington on Nov. 24.

Ahead by one after the opening quarter, Phoenix outscored Charlotte 36-19 in the second to enter the break with a 64-46 lead. Sebastian Telfair went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc en route to 11 points in the second and P.J. Tucker added 10 for the Suns, who opened the period with a 13-2 run.

Brown put on a show in the third, scoring Phoenix's first nine points and 15 of its first 17 in the quarter. He finished the period with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Brown had five 3-pointers overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte began the fourth quarter with a 19-5 run that cut its deficit to 102-87. Ben Gordon scored seven points during the burst. ... Walker has scored in double figures in 24 of his 25 games this season. ... The Suns need two wins to reach 2,000 all time.



















Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Phoenix
Kemba Walker 27 Scoring Shannon Brown 26
Kemba Walker 6 Assists Goran Dragic 11
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 9
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 7 Free Throws Made Luis Scola 4
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 3 Steals Jared Dudley 3
Bismack Biyombo 1 Blocks Marcin Gortat 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 104 46.5 6-10 18-22 19 42 4 6 17
Phoenix 121 55.3 17-28 10-11 31 33 6 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Suns have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .222 after a loss.