The Bulls were wearing down trying to stop the tandem Toppin & MitchRob from scoring, rebounding, giving double screens, and protecting the paint .. Toppin 2 misses were the same as Randles 2 misses when they entered the game. MitchRob duty was to protect the paint from a driving Deroza Lavine and Caruso so not to give the Bulls another 21 pt lead .. Vucevic way out on the 3 ball line is not MitchRob duty .. Plus its really upsetting every time MitchRob runs out to block a 3 ball shooter, and our opponents get the offensive rebound.
Toppin played 19 min when he should've played 24 min for a Knicks win.
Thibs final lineup having 3 min remaining in game .. Randle Fournier Burks Quickley and D.Rose = A FIVE guard lineup, or 5 players that' shoot the 3 ball . How did that crunch-time lineup do Thibs ???
It looks like our Knicks will need a 7 point lead the final 3 min of a game when our opponents are Durant & Harden, or Giannis & Middleton, or Lavine & Derozan.
Randle & D.Rose have to come up with some meshing 2 pt plays for MitchRob, Toppin, and Fournier.
Tonight, MitchRob only got 5 shot attempts (SAD), after providing outstanding defense in the 3rd quarter holding the Bulls to 20 pts to our 32 pts.