Stoudemire and Diaw lead Suns over Clippers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points as the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 86-69 Tuesday night in NBA pre-season action. Boris Diaw scored 14 for Phoenix. Robin Lopez started while Shaquille O'Neal had the night off. Lopez had five points and two rebounds before fouling out with 7:26 left in the game and Phoenix ahead 69-61.

Chris Kaman had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers.

The Suns at 4-3 conclude their pre-season slate Thursday against Oklahoma City and open the season Oct. 29 at San Antonio.