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Marbury rejoins Knicks; Pacers' O'Neal plays after slight concussion

NEW YORK -- Stephon Marbury was back with the Knicks on
Monday night against Indiana, while Jermaine O'Neal started for the
Pacers two days after sustaining a mild concussion.

Marbury missed four straight and five of the last seven games
following the Dec. 2 death of his father, Donald. He returned to
practice Sunday but didn't reclaim his starting spot. Fred Jones
remained in the lineup along with Jamal Crawford.

Marbury lost weight during his week away, and coach Isiah Thomas
said he didn't know what he could expect from his point guard.

O'Neal left Indiana's 106-103 victory at Miami on Saturday with
what was originally called a sore neck. It turned out to be a
concussion, but he was examined multiple times Monday and cleared
to play.