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NBA: O'Neal, Bryant, Malone High Scorers as Lakers Rout Knicks

In National Basketball Association action Wednesday, Shaquille O'Neal had 23 points, Kobe Bryant had 21 and Karl Malone added 17 as the Los Angeles Lakers routed the New York Knicks, 104-83.

The Lakers won the game on the free-throw line, enjoying a 47 to six edge in free throw attempts. Malone was one of three Lakers to make more free throws than the Knicks attempted.

In other NBA action Wednesday, it was: