The Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin presents some different challenges compared to his teammate Julius Randle. Toppin played almost the entire fourth quarter of Game 4 as the Knicks coach sat Randle over the final 12 minutes.
“Their coverages change with Toppin. They were more aggressive and [presented] more shows on picks-and-rolls,” Bickerstaff said. “He plays out more in space and more in the corners, where Randle spends a lot of time in the slot area. So it puts your big guys in different positions on the floor.”