Reserve guard Shannon Brown scored a team-high 24 points, 18 which came in the fourth quarter alone as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Charlotte Bobcats on the road, 117-110, in front of 13,905 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
There were only two lead changes in the game as the Bobcats held a 3-2 advantage in the first quarter. The Suns took the lead for good off Marcin Gortat's steal and layup and never looked back.
Brown did his damage on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including 6-of-8 from the three-point line in 23 minutes, adding two rebounds, two assists and a steal in the process. He was especially effective in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 points in 12 minutes off the bench. He made six consecutive three-pointers.
Gortat turned in a strong performance for Phoenix with 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocked shots and one steal. The Suns improved to 2-3 on the season while the Bobcats fell to 1-2 with the loss.
Phoenix will play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday at 7 p.m. local time.