L.A. Clippers 90, Phoenix 87
PHOENIX, Oct. 15 (Ticker) -- Daniel Ewing
is doing his best to break
into a crowded backcourt.
Ewing started and scored 12 points and fellow Duke product
added 21 as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix
Suns, 90-87, in a preseason contest.
A second-round pick in the 2005 draft, Ewing was 4-of-9 from the
floor with four rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes.
The rookie made a pair of free throws and a jumper during a
three-minute spurt midway through the fourth quarter that turned
a five-point advantage into an 86-75 lead with four minutes
A 6-4 swingman who played some point guard in college, Ewing
will be competing with Sam Cassell
, Shaun Livingston
, Cuttino Mobley
and Maggette for playing time.
Maggette made 3-of-5 shots from the arc and all six of his free
throws in 31 minutes and Rodney White
added 13 points off the
Reigning MVP Steve Nash
, who missed the opener Friday against
Seattle, scored 14 points and made 5-of-8 shots in 26 minutes
for Phoenix. James Jones
, acquired this season from the Indiana
Pacers, led the way for the Suns with 19 points on 8-of-16
The Clippers played without Cassell, Livingston, Elton Brand,
and Zeljko Rebraca