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The Knicks face the Raptors in Toronto.
Good evening! The Knicks tip off their home-and-home with the Raptors tonight in Toronto. This one has a little added import because the Knicks will OFFICIALLY clinch a playoff spot if they win. Of course, winning is far from guaranteed, seeing as the Knicks have lost both their previous games against the Raptors and still won't have Tyson Chandler et al.
Among the healthy Knicks, the same five that started the last game-- Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, and Kenyon Martin-- will start tonight. The Raptors will promote our old friend Landry Fields into their starting lineup again so he can guard Melo. He's done a pretty decent job of that so far this year. The goal is to keep Melo under 32 minutes while he gets his sea legs back, but...I dunno, I don't see that actually happening if the game is at all competitive.
So, here's your game thread. Here is the most excellent Raptors HQ. Tip-off's at 7. Please don't post large photos, .gifs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Go the Knicks!