Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  11 responses

Miami Heat Had No Answers for Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert feasted on the Miami Heat’s short-handed frontline last night, helping to lead the Indiana Pacers to a surprising 2-1 lead, and placing enormous pressure on LeBron and company. From the Palm Beach Post: “Roy Hibbert spent some of his off-season with Tim Duncan, learning not just how to play the game, but how to handle his business and personal affairs. The Spurs’ backbone texts the Pacers’ center after every contest with additional advice. After Thursday’s performance, he couldn’t have offered much more than congratulations. Hibbert, while an All-Star this season, isn’t always assertive. Thursday, matched up with surprise starter Dexter Pittman, Hibbert was a force from the start. He finished with 19 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks in 33 minutes. It’s apparent that the Heat has no answers for him, especially in the absence of the injured Chris Bosh, who did not travel to Indiana. ‘I go into every game thinking to clog up the lane and alter shots,’ Hibbert said. ‘But, without him in the game, I can wander a little more, clog up things a little more and block shots.’ That’s the case even though the Heat did get 15 combined points from Ronny Turiaf and Joel Anthony, who took over for Pittman, with Turiaf starting the second half. Udonis Haslem played seven minutes for Miami in the first half, none in the second.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    did is miss something regarding halsem? or r they talking about his minutes at center?

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    ^They are talking about the whole game.

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=NO!+meme&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=L3l0ZW3D5dDSDM:&imgrefurl=http://forthesakeofscience Max

    He really just played 7 minutes.
    Nice game there Hibbert, if he keeps playing like this the Pacers could make some noise in the east.

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Miami is definitely missing there pet dinosaur right now!

  • dsleepy

    learning from one of the greats. i like his attitude

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    didn’t see the game, why did haslem play only 7 minutes, anyone? specially with bosh out

  • crooklyn

    Note to all 7 footers on the come up: Give up trying to be kd or dirk, you can do very well in this league as a “traditional” big man. This Hibbert thing is no fluke, alot of teams have no answer for a skilled big. Go see Pete

  • Fresh Boirdee

    Might as well throw Eddie Curry out there, he got 6 fouls to contribute.

  • LA Huey

    Answers for what? He wasn’t taking any questions; just names and kicking arse.

  • Bt

    Anyone know how Tim and Roy got so close?

  • LA Huey

    ^7 foot geeks stick together.