Following his Orange and Blue breakout 2011-12 season, Steve Novak was rewarded by Knicks brass with a long-term contract. On opening night this season, he did his best do justify the move.
The Knicks beat down the defending champion Miami Heat, 104-84, on Nov. 2, and Novak led the way from distance. He contributed 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc.
Coach Mike Woodson unveiled several plays that night to free up space for the lethal shooter from long range. Needless to say, those sets worked to perfection against Miami.
When things are clicking, Novak's unlimited range is a key cog in the Knicks' attack, and the first win of the 2012-13 season was a perfect example of that.
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