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Sixers get revenge on sleepy Lakers

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2002

PHILADELPHIA -- Phil Jackson will not be coaching the Western Conference team at the All-Star game. The Philadelphia 76ers made sure of it.

Playing a sleep-deprived Lakers team that was starting a five-game road trip, the 76ers got 29 points from Allen Iverson and a strong all-around game from Derrick Coleman to defeat Los Angeles 93-87 Sunday in rematch of last season's NBA Finals.

The loss left the Lakers at 29-12, meaning Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson will guide the West when the All-Star game is held at the First Union Center in two weeks. The Mavericks are 32-12.

Coleman had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Dikembe Mutombo added 13 points and 18 rebounds for Philadelphia, which outscored Los Angeles 30-20 in the fourth quarter after trailing for much of the first three quarters.

Iverson scored 14 points in the fourth but failed to reach 30 for the first time in eight games. Matt Harpring added 14 points, and Eric Snow had 10 points and 10 assists.

O'Neal had 26, and Kobe Bryant scored 25 for the Lakers, who might have been thrown off by the noon EST starting time. Los Angeles played at home Friday night, and Jackson said the players had not yet adjusted to the time change.

Raptors 106, Magic 97

TORONTO -- Vince Carter outscored cousin Tracy McGrady 32-27 and Toronto ended Orlando's three-game winning streak.

McGrady, playing his second game in Toronto since leaving as a free agent two years ago, was booed every time he touched the ball. Carter, guarded by McGrady, made his first six shots on a variety of jumpers and layups, finishing with 15 points in the first quarter as Toronto led 34-16.

Keon Clark added 20 points, and Antonio Davis had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won two straight games.



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