TAG: Roy Hibbert

Smack / May 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

Roy Hibbert Blames Frank Vogel’s Game Plan For His Scoreless Game 4

Roy Hibbert

For the fourth time in the 2014 NBA Playoffs and the sixth time over his last 21 games, Pacers big man Roy Hibbert put up a bagel in the scoring column. The runner-up for the 2014 DPOY was 0-for-4 with zero points during Indiana’s Game 4 loss, but blamed coach Frank Vogel‘s game plan more than his own play for another scoreless night. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

LeBron & Wade’s Big Fourth Leads Heat To Game 2 Win

LeBron James

Combined, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had 23 points on 10-for-22 shooting through the first three quarters. When asked during his between-quarter interview what he expected to see from James in the fourth, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was prescient: “He’s going to try and take over.” Together with a healthy D-Wade, that’s exactly what happened on the way to a 87-83 Heat road win to even the series. Read More »

NBA / May 19, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Pacers Take Game 1 From The Heat In Indiana

Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh

Miami’s defense couldn’t figure out what Indiana was doing on offense, and the Pacers withstood Miami’s small ball attack on the other side of the court while cruising to a 107-96 win at home and a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Even with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the leading scorers, the Heat couldn’t stop the regular season’s top team in the East. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance. With the game being played out on the biggest stage for the masses, individual storylines receive a substantial amount of attention and analysis. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Stars Who Went Missing In The NBA Playoffs

John Wall, George Hill

The NBA is “Where Amazing Happens” and the 2014 NBA Playoffs have given a new definition to the word amazing. Living on the East Coast, each morning as I stretched my arms and grabbed my iPhone, highlights would show up of yet another late-night, overtime game being decided in the final moments. The NBA Playoffs can make or break a career for a player, especially those perceived as “stars”. Have one bad game and basketball Twitter will open the casket and dig a grave. Read More »

NBA / May 7, 2014 / 11:59 pm

Roy Hibbert Nets 28 Points Out Of The Blue As The Pacers Take Game 2

Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert

After public derision from veteran locker-room presence David West after a double-bagel in Game 1, Roy Hibbert scored more points in the first half of Game 2 than he had during any game of these playoffs. He would finish with 28 to go with nine rebounds and two blocks as the Pacers hit their free throws down the stretch to get the win and even the series. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Smack, Twitter / May 7, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Paul George Responds To Rumors Of Rift With Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Paul George

Everybody is wondering what’s happened to Indiana big man Roy Hibbert. The 7-2 defensive bulwark for Indy’s league-leading defense that shot out to a 40-11 record to begin the season, has been in a tailspin for the last two months, possibly reaching a nadir in the playoffs when respected teammates publicly calling him out after another 0-fer in a Game 1 loss to the Wizards on Monday. One theory for his decline concerns a rumor surrounding his friendship with Paul George, which George shot down on Twitter yesterday. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / May 5, 2014 / 11:53 pm

David West Was Furious At Roy Hibbert After Game 1

David West, Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert

During Washington’s 102-96 Game 1 win, the Wizards outrebounded the Pacers 53-36 for 19 second-chance points. Indiana’s David West was irate after the game and his fury was directed at teammate Roy Hibbert. Said West after the game: “[Hibbert's] got to be part of the fight. H’s got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere.” Read More »

NBA / May 5, 2014 / 10:44 pm

Video: John Wall’s Wraparound Dime To Nene

John Wall, Roy Hibbert

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Wizards continued their playoff trend of getting ahead early in the first quarter, and John Wall wasn’t just blocking guys from behind, either. After Nene set a nice screen at the high post, Wall penetrated into the lane, drawing in the defense. As Nene rolled to the basket, Wall wrapped a phenomenal pass around Roy Hibbert‘s back for the Nene slam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Apr 28, 2014 / 11:01 pm

Fan Heckles Paul George As Pacers Lose At Home To Go Down 3-2

Paul George

The Pacers were supposed to be fired up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after tying their first-round series in Atlanta during a gutty Game 4 performance. But now they’re down 3-2 to a Hawks team headed back to Philips Arena to close the series out on Thursday night. One play in particular spoke to the frustration of Pacers fans after Paul George was whistled for a traveling call. Read More »