The Raptors still have reasons to win games. The Knicks have reasons to LOSE games.
If the Knicks lose this game, the Timberwolves and the Kings would both have to lose out (and they each have one very winnable game left) just to TIE the Knicks (presuming that the Knicks beat the Sixers – and hey, maybe they’ll surprise us and not beat the Sixers. I doubt it).
If they win this game, the Wolves or Kings could easily tie them and possibly even pass them if they lose out.
In other words, they really, really need to lose this game.
Let’s? Go Knicks!