NBA Roundup: Brown scores 26 points as Suns hand Bobcats 13th consecutive defeat

2012-12-20T00:00:00Z NBA Roundup: Brown scores 26 points as Suns hand Bobcats 13th consecutive defeatThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 20, 2012 12:00 am  • 

PHOENIX - 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 three-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.

Goran Dragic had 21 points and 11 assists for the Suns, who have won a season-best four straight.

• Knicks 100, Nets 86: In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points in his return to the lineup and the Knicks beat Brooklyn in the third meeting this season between the city rivals.

• Clippers 93, Hornets 77: In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin scored 18 points and the Clippers picked up their franchise record-tying 11th consecutive victory.

• Thunder 100, Hawks 92: In Atlanta, Kevin Durant set a season high with 41 points and had 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City held off Atlanta for its 12th straight win. The Thunder (21-4) improved the NBA's best record and atoned for a 104-95 home loss to the Hawks on Nov. 4.

• Celtics 103, Cavaliers 91: In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 25 of his season-high 40 points in the second half, hitting 10 of his 11 shots after halftime, and Boston snapped a three-game skid.

• Grizzlies 90, Bucks 80: In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Memphis.

• Pacers 104, Jazz 84: In Indianapolis, reserve guard Gerald Green scored a season-high 21 points, and Paul George had 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks to help Indiana beat Utah.

• Raptors 97, Pistons 91: In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Alan Anderson scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Toronto extended its winning streak to four games.

• Magic 90, Wizards 83: In Orlando, Fla., J.J. Redick scored 17 points and fellow reserve E'Twaun Moore had 15 to lead Orlando to a win over Washington.

• Kings 131, Warriors 127: In Sacramento, Calif., DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points, Aaron Brooks added 23 points and the Kings snapped a five-game losing streak.

• Rockets 125, 76ers 103: In Houston, James Harden had 33 points and seven assists to lead Houston.

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