NEW YORK -- Shaquille O'Neal never left the locker room, and the rest of the Lakers never really showed up, either.
With O'Neal a last-minute scratch because of a foot injury, the New York Knicks attacked the basket and ran the fast break much more than usual Sunday as they defeated the Lakers 91-81.
Allan Houston scored 33 points and Latrell Sprewell added 28 for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 11-5 against teams from the Western Conference.
Kobe Bryant did what he could to carry the Lakers, scoring 33 points.
76ers 86, Pacers 81
INDIANAPOLIS -- Allen Iverson scored 27 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, to lead Philadelphia to its 13th straight road victory.
The 76ers tied the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics for the fifth-longest road winning streak in NBA history, even though Iverson was not at his best.
He was just 6-of-25 from the floor but still came within two points of his average, had eight assists and led the 76ers charge in the final quarter.
Tyrone Hill scored a season-high 18 points and had 11 rebounds for the 76ers.
The Pacers were led by Reggie Miller with 18 points.
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