Random observations from the first quarter:
It took foul-prone Kendrick Perkins 22 seconds to pick up his first foul of the game. The foul was not a sign of things to come for Perk, however. Perkins is 4-5 with eight points and three rebounds so far.
Wally Szczerbiak is 1-8 in the game, including several misses on easy looks at the basket.
The Garden looks just over half-full for this Wednesday night affair. Without official attendance figures, this looks like the most sparsely attended game of the season.
Pacers center Al Harrington is sporting a mohawk for tonight’s game. The haircut doesn’t seem to be effecting his play one way or the other.