The Knicks need to avoid losses like the last one to the Raptors 110-100. The Raptors aren't very good and I think they wouldn't mind giving up on this season.
The reason the Knicks lost? They can't win on the road. Currently 7-20 on the road, things will have to change if they are going to make a playoff push.
The good news is they have 5 of their next 6 games at home against mostly beatable opponents. If the Knicks can go 5-1 or 4-2 it will show a lot about their potential to make the playoffs. Anything less and things will be tough.
Right now they are only 3.5 games behind the Bucks who do not have Michael Redd. In expect the Bucks to fade down the stretch and don't look now but the Pistons are in free fall mode. I bet they won't make the playoffs. That means all the Knicks have to do is catch the Bulls or the Nets and not let anyone skip them. It starts in the next game versus the Pacers.