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Kyle Lowry gets ovation, calls Sixers debut 'great moment'

PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Lowry may not have dreamed of playing for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers, but he admitted that stepping onto the court for the first time in a Sixers uniform and receiving a standing ovation Thursday night was a "great moment" in what ultimately was a 110-96 loss to the New York Knicks.

"It was great," Lowry said after finishing with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 25 minutes off the bench. "Unfortunately, we didn't play as well as I think we can.

"But it was an amazing atmosphere and the ovation that I got was awesome.