At 7:30pm at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks (9-19) host the Atlantic Division leading Raptors (11-15) in the first half of a home and home.
Beno Udrih, Iman Shumpert, JR Smith, Andrea Bargnani, and Tyson Chandler will start. Iman Shumpert has a contused thigh and is a game-time decision. In the event he cannot start, Kenyon Martin will start at the 4 and JR Smith will slide over to the 2.
Carmelo Anthony is out with the sprained ankle that kept him out on Christmas Day. Raymond Felton remains day-to-day with a strained groin. Metta World Peace is a game-time decision with his knee problems.