"Strange day out here at Windswept Fields". Last night's Knick loss can be wholly attributed to a first quarter in which they had taken off both shoes and one of their socks, and even appeared to be crying. Chris Duhon led the flop with 3 turnovers in the first two minutes as the Knicks all but handed the Sixers the keys to the Garden in the first period. New York was forced to step it up the rest of the night, and actually won the latter three quarters. As Clyde always says, though, playing catch-up is tiring, and it's especially tough when the opposition shoots fifty-two free throws. That's absurd. Anyway, credit Larry Hughes with exorcising his slump for his first successful game as a Knick (25 points on 9-16 shooting, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals). That's pretty much it. Had New York come out with any semblance of a pulse in the first 12 minutes, they probably could've had this one. They're in Miami tonight, so look for a game thread later this evening.