Clippers Fall to CSKA Moscow
Posted Oct 7 2006 11:46AM
CSKA Moscow 94, Clippers 75
MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (Ticker) -- The second of back-to-back games appeared too much for the Los Angeles Clippers to overcome against one of Russia's top teams.
Chris Kaman scored 15 points as the Clippers fell behind early en route to a 94-75 loss to CSKA Moscow in the second of their two preseason games at the Russian capital.
The Clippers were coming off a 98-91 victory over BC Khimki, as young point guard Shaun Livingston displayed a changing of the guard in the club's backcourt. Starting in place of veteran Sam Cassell, Livingston scored 19 points and handed out five assists.
The growth of the 21-year-old guard hit a bump Saturday, as Livingston mustered only eight points and turned the ball over four times without an assist.
Cassell returned to the starting five, scoring eight points but missing all four shots from the arc.
Kaman was one of the few bright spots for Los Angeles, shooting 6-of-12 from the field and pulling down 11 rebounds, including six offensive.
A former teammate at Duke with Clipper players Elton Brandand Maggette, Trajan Langdon led the Russian squad with 17 points. Tomas Van Den Spiegel added 16 for CSKA Moscow, which scored 31 points in the second quarter to grab a 52-39 lead at the half.