The time-worn adage says every sports team takes matters one game at a time. Worry about today because yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. It’s all easier said than done, of course, and with the NBA season whittled to a workable number of games, Knicks coach Mike Woodson admits to peeking ahead.

“The one thing that has to be consistent is how we play at home because if we got any chance of winning our division, which I think we do, we’ve got to win these games at home,” said Woodson, whose Knicks are in Toronto tonight and back home for the Raptors tomorrow. “And if we play .500 or above on the road, we really set ourselves up to win the division.”

So there you go: Win big at home, be better than average on the road. Oh, and one more thing: Stay out of the emergency room.

The Knicks’ graybeards have shown their age as the injury gremlin has run amok through the roster. Veteran bigs Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace are down with foot injuries. Amar’e Stoudemire is out after right knee surgery. Tyson Chandler is on the temporary shelf with a bulging disk in his neck. In medical news that did not cause wailing and gnashing of teeth, Iman Shumpert is expected to play tonight. And Carmelo Anthony is one game back from his latest knee crisis as the Knicks close in on a playoff berth, which they can clinch with a win tonight. The Nets clinched last night after the Nuggets’ 101-100 victory over the Sixers.