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Philadelphia 76ers came off really passive in the game vs. the New York Knicks Wednesday. They ended up losing by a wide margin, as Joel Embiid experienced his first off night for the season.

After the contest, Embiid, who is nursing a right knee injury since opening night, seemed less aggressive, settling a bit in the second half.

(via Sixerswire):

“It’s not an excuse, but I don’t think I’ve played like this to start the season or any stretch in my career so it’s not an excuse,” said Embiid. “I’m gonna keep pushing and hope for the best.”

The Sixers’ superstar had a rough night as he shot only 2-for-7 from the floor on his way to 14 points on the night. He shot 0-for-5, as the Knicks went on 36-19 run during the second quarter.

“I really gotta watch the film,” Embiid continued. “I texted my trainer right after the game. I told him, I was like, other than the other thing going on.

I asked him if I was too passive or if I was just not getting the ball. I gotta go watch the film and see what’s going on.”

The 76ers return home on Thursday to face the rebuilding Detroit Pistons. It’s still unclear if Embiid will be available for the game, after his Tuesday showing.