W2W4: Knicks vs. Raptors

Here are a few things to keep an eye on during tonight's Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors game:

The Young and the Restless: With the Knicks out of the playoff picture, Wednesday's season finale will give some of the young players on the roster a chance to audition for next season.

Players like Jeremy Tyler, Toure' Murry and Cole Aldrich should see major minutes against Toronto.

Aldrich had 13 points and 13 rebounds in 26 minutes on Tuesday against Brooklyn. Tyler had eight points, two rebounds, an assist and a block in 20 minutes, and Murry finished with nine points, five assists and three steals in 20 minutes.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert should also see significant time on Wednesday. Shumpert had two highlight plays against Brooklyn -- a crossover dribble on Paul Pierce and an alley-oop dunk off the backboard from Murry.

Hardaway has 36 points in his last two games, hitting 6-of-12 3s over that span.

Ruining the Raptors? The only thing of real consequence in this game is playoff seeding. The Raptors can clinch the third seed with a win or a Bulls loss. Chicago plays Charlotte.

The Raptors could play the Nets, Bobcats or Wizards in the first round. So, indirectly, the Knicks can impact the Nets' first-round matchup tonight.

STAT sighting? It's unclear if Amar'e Stoudemire will play in the season finale. Wednesday's game is the second of a back-to-back, and Mike Woodson indicated that he'd be inclined to sit Stoudemire on Wednesday.

Stoudemire has averaged 16.5 points and shot 57.9 percent since returning to the starting lineup March 3, and he's averaged 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the past two meetings with Toronto.

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