Inside Purple 2012-13 GM69- Could this have been a game for the Raptors to steal? Yes, because have of the Knicks line up is old and injured. But the Knicks are still a playoff tested team currently sitting in 3rd in the Eastern Conference. With Melo back the Knicks had nothing to fear. I'm sure whatever Jason Kidd discussed pre-game with the Knicks media resonated on the court. Raptors gear up to close out the season series with the Knicks Saturday in New York.