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On Saturday night, NBA fans were watching in laughter as Marc Gasol was hit in the face by his own pass off of Tim Duncan’s leg in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, and on Sunday night fans were treated again to a facial of a different variety. In the third quarter, Mario Chalmers [...]The post Mario Chalmers Throws Ball Off Of Roy Hibbert’s Head (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.


Roy Hibbert central to Pacers' Game 2 win, series success

MIAMI -- Indiana center Roy Hibbert wasn't thrilled with being benched late in Game 1 against Miami. So what did he do?He went back to his hotel room and ordered room service. Then he announced he would be fielding questions on Twitter until his food arrived in 40 minutes.Hibbert patiently answered nearly 100. Even some that weren't exactly flattering"You clumsy as ...

Heat G Mario Chalmers plays through shoulder injury

Despite missing a majority of the second half of Game 1 due to a shoulder injury, Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers played in last night’s Game 2 loss to the Indiana Pacers.Chalmers suffered the shoulder injury during the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals when he was hit by a David West screen. Prior to the team’s shootaround yesterday, Chalmers passed evaluation tests...

Roy Hibbert and the revenge of the classic center

The Indiana Pacers evened the series against the Miami Heat last night for a host of reasons, but one centers around Roy Hibbert and the mismatch against the Heat front line. The Heat have no answer for a classic center like Roy Hibbert, and he creates all sorts of problems for them when he stays out of foul trouble. Now, this wouldn’t matter as much if the Miami shooters were...

Roy Hibbert's Disappearance in Game Three Explained

After getting blasted for not having Roy Hibbert in at the end of Game One you have to think that Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel would be sure and have one of his best players in at a crucial moment of the game. Like in Game Three when the Miami Heat were building a pretty healthy first half lead, but instead Hibbert was no where to be seen. He did return to the game, and...

Chalmers uses Hibbert's head to save ball from going out of bounds

It's been a rough Eastern Conference Finals playoff series so far for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. So far against the Miami Heat, Hibbert has been benched in crunch time and kneed in the groin. In the third quarter of Game 3 on Sunday, Mario Chalmers used Hibbert's head to save the ball from going out of bounds by intentionally bouncing it off of his opponent's...

Heat G Mario Chalmers effective despite shoulder injury

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers suffered a shoulder injury during the team’s Game 2 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Despite the injury, Chalmers was not only able to suit up, but he was also an effective presence for the Heat during their Game 3 blowout win over Indiana.Chalmers suffered his shoulder injury while fighting through a David West screen in Game 2. He continued to play...

Paul George: Heat have Big Three, we have Big Five

The Indiana Pacers evened their Eastern Conference finals series with the Miami Heat Friday night with a 97-93 victory in Game 2. Pacers forward/guard Paul George, who scored 22 points and had six assists, credits playing as a team and not relying on one guy for the win. “Take nothing away from their 

TIm Duncan Kicks Ball Back Into Marc Gasol’s Face…On Accident Of Course (Video)

Late in the second quarter of the Western Conference Finals between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs, there was a play in which Tim Duncan kicks out his leg as Marc Gasol attempts a pass, but unfortunately the ball would bounce off of Duncan’s leg and hit Gasol right in the face. GIF [...]The post TIm Duncan Kicks Ball Back Into Marc Gasol’s Face…On Accident...

Marc Gasol takes a Tim Duncan kicked ball to the face

As it has been previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, NBA players from time to time can have the roundball deflected into their faces. During tonight’s game three between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs, watch as a kicked ball by Tim Duncan lands right in the face of Marc Gasol: *** Marc Gasol takes kicked ball to the face [Sports Illustrated]  

Pacers Get Split In Miami, Series Tied At 1

((HT: NBA on TNT)) This was huge... Home court advantage is now with the Indiana Pacers. Roy Hibbert had 29 points and Paul George had 22 as the Pacers took a lead early in Miami against the Heat and held on for the 97-93 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. "We haven't done anything yet," Hibbert said post-game. "We haven't closed the series...

Pacers steal Game 2, tie series

Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, David West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Indiana Pacers evened the Eastern Conference finals with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night.

Pacers tie up series behind Roy Hibbert, David West

MIAMI (AP) -- David West's right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals. Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Pacers evened the East title series with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the series on Friday night. Paul George...

Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat Use Their Heads--or Rather Their Opponents Heads--in Game Three

When you play any game at any level, from pee wee up through the professional level winning is never solely about who has the best and most talented players. Why is that? Because is that talent doesn't play with their heads then it isn't going to matter how good they are more often than not. Throughout the Eastern Conference Finals both the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers...

Remembering that Larry Bird is the mastermind behind the Pacers’s David Aldridge has a fantastic column on how Larry Bird built the Indiana Pacers: It was Bird that traded for Roy Hibbert on Draft night in 2008, a center prospect considered so slow and so heavy that other teams picking just ahead of Toronto — which took Hibbert with the 17th pick and then sent him to Indiana — didn’t even have Hibbert on their boards. It was Bird...
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