For Danny Green, there's no place like home . . . and your shooting touch

Knicks guard J.R. Smith defends against San Antonio Knicks guard J.R. Smith defends against San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green during the second half. (Nov. 10, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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Danny Green had been searching for his shot this season, and the Spurs swingman found it back home. The North Babylon native shot 8-for-11 and scored a season-high 24 points in the Spurs' 120-89 win over the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday.

"It's exciting," Green said. "It's easy to smile. We won the game. We played well. Any night, it's good to play well. Back home especially, it's a fun time."

Coming into the game, Green had difficulty duplicating his breakout performance from the NBA Finals, when he set a record with 27 three-pointers. Green was averaging 6.0 points, shooting 37.5 percent overall and 6-for-20 from three. He shot 6-for-9 from deep yesterday.

"The game comes a lot easier ," Green said. "You're not thinking about it as much. The ball seems to find you. People know you're hot. They look for you when you're open."

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