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Raptors vs Knicks Gameday Thread: Can Raps Win Fourth Straight?

The Raptors look to bring the momentum into Madison Square Garden, as they face-off against the second place New York Knicks.

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Give the Raptors some credit. Since the trade, they've managed a 4-2 record, despite five of their six opponents having won more games on the the season.

The combination of the Raptors recent success, and the Bucks four game losing streak has resulted in Toronto sitting just six games out of a playoff spot. It's a long shot, but if the Raptors can continue their winning ways, we could find ourselves in a serious battle for playoffs in April.

The Knicks, on the other hand, have no worries when it comes to the playoffs. Their 32-17 record puts them just behind the Heat atop the Eastern Conference, a considerable improvement from last years 7th place finish. The Knicks are having their best season since the Patrick Ewing era, back when Doc Rivers ran the point.

The key to tonight's game will be containing New York's forwards, as the Carmelo/Amare combo has been lethal as of late.