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Top Obi Toppin News
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Officially cleared
Toppin (ankle) is available for Monday's matchup against the Celtics.
As expected, Toppin has been upgraded from questionable to available and will play in the In-Season Tournament quarterfinal matchup versus Boston. Over his last eight appearances, Toppin has averaged 17.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 29.3 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Trending toward playing
Coach Rick Carlisle said he expects Toppin (ankle) to play in Monday's game against the Celtics, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
Toppin tweaked his ankle during Saturday's win over Miami and was initially listed as questionable for Monday's matchup. He's trending more toward probable at this point, but he likely won't be officially cleared until closer to the 7:30 p.m. ET tipoff.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Questionable to play Monday
Toppin is questionable for Monday's game against the Celtics with a left ankle sprain.
Toppin logged a full workload in Saturday's win over Miami and finished with 22 points, four blocks, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes, but Indiana head coach Rick Carlisle mentioned after the victory that Toppin had tweaked his ankle at some point during the contest. His status for Monday is uncertain, though the Pacers should have a better idea regarding whether Toppin will be available to play following their morning shootaround. Aaron Nesmith would likely move into the starting lineup at forward if Toppin can't play Monday, and Isaiah Jackson could also benefit from a slight uptick in minutes while filling playing time at center behind starter Myles Turner.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Drops 22 efficient points Saturday
Toppin ended Saturday's 144-129 victory over the Heat with 22 points (7-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one steal in 35 minutes.
Toppin took the second-fewest shots among Indiana's starters, but he nonetheless finished as the team's second-leading scorer thanks to an ultra-efficient 7-for-8 shooting line. That included a 4-for-5 mark from three-point range, and Toppin has now drained at least three triples in three of his past four games after failing to reach that mark in any of his first 14 contests this season. Perhaps most impressively (and unexpectedly), Toppin tallied four blocked shots Saturday -- he had collected just six swats over 17 games coming into the contest.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Hits for 25 in Thursday's loss
Toppin closed with 25 points (10-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-5 FT), two rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes during Thursday's 142-132 loss to the Heat.
The 25-year-old forward is emerging as a real asset for the Pacers on the offensive end of the court, although Toppin's defensive limitations still cost him court time on occasion. He's scored at least 15 points in five straight games during which he's played at least 24 minutes, although he's fallen short of that mark in two other contests during that seven-game stretch. With Jalen Smith (knee/heel) sidelined and lacking a firm timeline for his return, Toppin's role in the frontcourt seems secure in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Productive on scoreboard in start
Toppin ended with 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and two steals over 36 minutes during Wednesday's 132-131 loss to the Raptors.
Toppin rejoined the starting lineup Wednesday with Aaron Nesmith (wrist) unavailable. He scored in double figures for the fourth time in the past five games and was also productive on the defensive side of the ball with two steals. It's unclear whether Toppin or Nesmith will retain a starting role once Nesmith is back in action, but Toppin was productive in Tuesday's bench appearance and has averaged 16.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.8 minutes per game over his last five outings.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Gets starting nod
Toppin is in the starting five for Wednesday's game versus the Raptors, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
Toppin will replace Aaron Nesmith (wrist) in the starting lineup Wednesday. Toppin is averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 22.1 minutes across his previous 12 starting appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Records 21 points off bench
Toppin racked up 21 points (9-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, six assists, one block and one steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 157-152 victory over the Hawks.
Toppin moved to the bench after a subpar effort Sunday against the Magic in which he was held at six points across 16 minutes, but he bounced back admirably here and posted one of his best scoring outputs of the campaign. It's unclear if the move to the bench will be permanent for the power forward, but it will be hard not to give him minutes if he performs like this regularly. Toppin has scored in double figures in three of his last four outings.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Moves to bench
Toppin will move to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.
The Pacers are throwing Aaron Nesmith into the starting lineup at Toppin's expense, but it's unclear if this is a permanent move. Toppin is coming off a dud against the Magic on Sunday, a game in which he was held to six points in 16 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Best scoring output of season
Toppin provided 27 points (12-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 37 minutes during Tuesday's 132-126 victory over Philadelphia.
Toppin was nothing short of outstanding Tuesday. He surpassed the 20-point mark for the first time in the campaign and was also highly efficient from the field. He missed just three of his shots -- with two of these coming from beyond the arc. Toppin had a rough start to the season, but he seems to be trending in the right direction of late after scoring in double digits in four of his last six outings.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Scores season-high 19 points
Toppin provided 19 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), two rebounds, one assist and two steals across 27 minutes during Monday's 152-111 win over the Spurs.
Toppin was one of five Pacers to score at least 15 points in Monday's lopsided affair. Interestingly, his three-point production has been non-existent thus far, with Monday snapping a four-game streak with no threes. The 25-year-old hit 34.4 percent of 3.7 threes per game with the Knicks last season.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Tallies 11 points
Toppin ended Saturday's 125-124 loss to the Hornets with 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and four rebounds across 26 minutes.
Toppin continues to be a one-dimensional producer for the Pacers, compiling just three assists, four steals and one block through six contests thus far. He was efficient with his scoring Saturday, but skepticism grows on if Toppin can expand as a breakout candidate in a new environment. His next opportunity is Monday against San Antonio.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Mediocre in loss
Toppin closed Monday's 112-105 loss to the Bulls with six points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and one steal over 24 minutes.
Toppin hasn't delivered any eye-catching stat lines across his first three games with Indiana, but he's still in the early stages of building chemistry with Tyrese Haliburton (ankle). Toppin is averaging just 20.3 minutes per game, which should gradually rise as he gets more comfortable with his new team.... See More ... See Less
Pacers' Obi Toppin: Just misses double-double
Toppin recorded 17 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes during Friday's 109-104 preseason win over the Cavaliers.
Toppin tied with Myles Turner for the most rebounds on the team with nine. After making just five starts for the Knicks last year, Toppin is set to start the regular season as Indiana's starting power forward.... See More ... See Less
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