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Updated Dec 20, 2012 - 8:31 am

Suns Strokes: Offense powers Phoenix to fourth straight win

Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley (3) pushes the ball upcourt as Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens pursues during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won't tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns' 121-104 win over the Bobcats on December 19.

The Good:

The Suns extend their season-best winning streak to four games -- matching their longest winning streak from all of last season -- posting season-highs in points (121) and 3-pointers made (17). Former Charlotte Bobcat Shannon Brown hit five three-point shots, including four in the third quarter when he scored 18 of his season-high 26 points. Combining his efforts from Monday, Brown has scored 32 points in his last two third quarters.

The Bad:

Alvin Gentry called three fourth quarter timeouts, including two in the first 1:53, as the Bobcats went on a 19-5 run to trim what was a 29-point Suns lead down to 15.

He Said It

"They're a tough team. They never quit," Goran Dragic, who finished with 21 points and 11 assists,said of the Bobcats. "We fell asleep for just a moment and they make a run. Then Alvin put back the starters and we tried to finish the job."


Suns improved to 4-1 on their season-long five-game homestand

Suns have won three straight games by double figures for the first time since February 7-11, 2011

Suns have scored 100 or more points in consecutive regulation games for the first time since November 7-9

Jared Dudley recorded a 20-point game for a career-high third consecutive night. "(I) got a Kobe-streak going," he said following the game.

Up Next:

The Suns (11-15) visit Portland on Saturday, December 22.


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