Novak, the 3-point ace who got cut by San Antonio in December by mutual agreement, got off just two 3-point attempts and scored four points in the Knicks’ 118-105 loss to the Spurs.
“They stayed on the perimeter the entire time,’’ said Novak, who is third in 3-point field goal percentage at 47.8. “It’s definitely a different look I’ve seen all year.
“It was a different look, and we have to take advantage of when they take one thing away. Be able to punish them another way, in the middle.’’
Novak returns to his hometown tonight where he starred at Marquette, which played its games at Bradley Center. Novak grew up in the Milwaukee suburbs as a big Packers fan.
Rodgers tweeted congratulations to Novak after the Cavaliers game last week. After hitting a big 3-pointer, Novak mimics Rodgers’ commercial in which he pretends he’s locking on a heavyweight belt.
Novak’s grandparents used to live two blocks from Lambeau Field, where he parked cars on their property for $5 a car.
Novak’s parents, including his father Mike, who coached him at Brown Deer High, only will attend the second half of tonight’s game.
The Novaks first will attend his sister’s Maggie’s high-school playoff game.
“It’s how they’ve always done it,’’ Novak said. “At younger ages, they don’t miss anything. I’m glad. They’re good parents.’’