The Clippers played well enough to hold a slim 51-50 halftime lead over Phoenix on Thursday night, but were blitzed 39-17 in the third quarter en route to a 109-88 loss. Bobby Simmons wrapped up a strong preseason with 19 points, while Corey Maggette chipped in with 18 of his own. Elton Brand and Chris Wilcox tied for team rebounding honors with 9, and scored 11 and 14 points respectively. Next up for Los Angeles is their 2004-05 season opener against Seattle on Wednesday.
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