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Roy Hibbert was obviously upset with his late-game benching on Wednesday night, as the Indiana Pacers watched LeBron James and the Miami Heat rally in overtime with a last second bucket to take game one and control of the Eastern Conference Finals. Hibbert showed his frustration with a slight headshake on the bench, but did not display his displeasure vocally, a mistake he vows to not to make again. The Report via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: “I’ve grown as a player, this is my fifth year and maybe I need to start talking up more,” Hibbert told Yahoo! Sports in the losing locker room. “They pay me [max-contract money] for a reason. “I didn’t say anything, and I wish I did. From now on, I need to speak up.” Hibbert has a point. The Pacers matched a four-year, $58 million (max) offer sheet from the Portland Trail Blazers last Summer, keeping the 7-footer’s roots planted in Indiana. Roy is averaging 14.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game over the course of the playoffs, which is up from his regular season averages of 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Hibbert had a phenomenal series-ending game 6 against the Knicks, notching 21 points, 12 boards and 5 blocks, as the Pacers advanced over the number 2 seeded New York Knicks in 6 games. Hibbert also acknowledges his own shortcomings on Wednesday night, and doesn’t lay all of the blame on head coach, Frank Vogel, and his late game decision to bench Hibbert, saying: “But I’m not going to put it all on Coach,” Hibbert said. “I gave up some possessions, some offensive rebounds. We wouldn’t have been in that position if I had handled my business.” It sounds like Hibbert knows his value to this team, and plans to start acting as the Pacers’ vocal leader. This is a big step for the former 17th overall pick from Georgetown.
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The Indiana Pacers played a great game against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Heck, after Paul George made three free throws to give them the lead with 2.2 seconds left, it looked like they were even going to pull off the win. But luckily Miami had Pacers coach Frank Vogel give them an assist.
Vogel inexplicably pulled center Roy Hibbert out of the game...
The Pacers will lock horns with the Miami Heat for a chance to play for an NBA Title. All anyone has been talking about the past few days is this Roy Hibbert block on Carmelo Anthony from the Eastern Conference semi’s.
Of course now everyone wants to know if that block will prevent LeBron James from challenging Hibbert at the rim?
According to the New York Daily News, James...
Roy Hibbert hasn’t had the most fun of days after the Pacers took a brutal loss against the Heat in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night.
Now Hibbert has taken to twitter to put Shane Battier on blast for striking his knee into his crotch (video below).
U can knee or kick me every time u drive 2the rim. Ill be there 2protect the rim. That wasn’t inadvertent....
The big question after last night’s thrilling Heat OT win is, of course, why Roy Hibbert was on the bench for the game’s final 2 defensive possessions. As seen above, ball go in without Hibbert, ball stay out with Hibbert. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he’d have to look at the tape, but would most likely keep Roy in next time. Duh. Hindsight is 20/20, but this time it’s more...
Frank Vogel decided to leave Roy Hibbert on the bench in two key defensive plays late in the Indiana Pacers' overtime loss to the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Hibbert is one of the NBA's best rim protectors, but struggles to defend the perimeter. Vogel was concerned that guarding Chris Bosh on the perimeter would negate Hibbert's usefulness at...
The Indiana Pacers let the Miami Heat off the hook in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert is already complaining about foul play from one of the senior members of the Heat. Look, we are all for calling Shane Battier “Captain McMasterflop.” After all, Battier attended Flop U, and Coach K most likely shows highlights of Battier from his Blue...
It’s Game 1 of the much anticipated Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat; and perhaps this play that happened during the final two minutes of the first quarter didn’t go as expected for Roy Hibbert. Shane Battier was in the attack motion going to the rim as Hibbert jumped, Battier [...]The post Shane Battier Unintentionally Nails Roy Hibbert...
Shane Battier has never been one of the most athletic players in the NBA, and at 34 years old he has had to find ever more creative ways to contend with the league’s big bodies and high fliers. His methods tend to attract attention for what his supporters would call “gamesmanship” and his detractors would just call “dirtiness.”
Pacers center Roy Hibbert prefers the latter...
The Miami Heat were able to come away with a Game 1 win against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals in which the storylines on Thursday are on LeBron’s ”easy shot” and on the fact if Vogel made a mistake or not in benching Roy Hibbert during the final stretch. For all intents and purposes, [...]The post Chris “Birdman” Andersen: Miami Heat’s Backup Gem...
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert took to his Twitter account Wednesday night to defend himself against fans’ criticism. Then on Thursday he accused Heat forward Shane Battier of dirty play.
Tweet In the thrilling game one of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there was a play where Pacers center took a knee to the groin during a layup attempt by Shane Battier of the Heat. Here’s video of the play in question: As you can see in the video, [...]
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.
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.
It could have been the perfect matchup to cap an unforgettable game. LeBron James driving to the rim to face Roy Hibbert, one play to decide Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Alas, Hibbert was on the bench for the deciding moment.
And James made Miami's game-winner seem way too easy.
James blew past Paul George and made a layup as time expired, and the Heat found a...
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel called into The Dan Patrick Show and provided an explanation as to why he sat Roy Hibbert at the end of Game 1.