Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  25 responses

Roy Hibbert Blasts the Pacers for Their Play in Game 5

by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert was fuming after his team failed to close out the New York Knicks in Game 5, going down 85-75.

Short-handed or not, Hibbert — after mustering only 9 points and 7 rebounds in thirty foul-plagued minutes — had a harsh and succinct analysis of his team’s performance — Roy said they played like “p*ssies.”

The Pacers are obviously an angry group, and they realize that nothing is guaranteed even as the series shifts back to Indiana.

Per SI and the Indy Star:

Roy Hibbert is going off: “Excuse me, all the women in here, but we played like p——s.” [...] More Hibbert: “Some people were ready to go and some weren’t.”

“Just because we’re going home, nothing is guaranteed,” Paul George said. “We have to come out and really approach Game 6 as a desperation game.” Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 28 points. George and David West had 23 and 17 points, respectively. The Pacers entered the game at a disadvantage because Hill, who scored 26 points in Game 4, is out indefinitely after being diagnosed earlier in the day with a concussion. That meant somebody outside of the core group of Hibbert, West and George had to step up. No one did.

Head coach Frank Vogel refused to blame George Hill’s absence for the Pacers’ sloppy play — Indiana committed 19 turnovers (7 of them in fourth quarter, whey they had a realistic shot at stealing the game.) It was clear that New York was the much more desperate team, and they managed to extend their season.

Game 6 takes place on Saturday night in Indiana.

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  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    9 points and 7 rebounds……..

  • http://twitter.com/jay258064 jay jay

    He should question his own game. He had like 5 fouls in 3 quarter him and Stepnson were the only none factors.

  • FLIGHT 9

    shut up and play like a beast!!!! look who’s talking!!!!!!!!!!! you are overpaid if we are gonna base you paycheck!!!!

  • kevin

    Before everyone starts blasting him, he said WE played like pussies, not THEY played like pussies…im sure he is taking responsibility for his poor play as well


    he was in foul trouble, nothing he can do about it

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    he should play smarter

  • shockexchange

    That’s called “leadership.” Hibbert criticized the entire team, including himself. It’s bout time guys hold themselves accountable instead of throwing subliminals.

  • i_ball

    He’s been playing that kind of defense the whole series. It’s natural to get in foul trouble once in a while.

  • RayJr

    He did say we…

  • RayJr

    Roy should’ve started off with “With all due respect” because after you say that anything goes.

  • robb

    he did say ‘we’ didn’t he?

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  • Kai The Hatch

    My roommate’s half-sister who makes bank on her laptop thinks Hibbert is a pu**y. Instead of doing what she does, I’ll post random advertisements on comment sections that NO ONE is dumb enough to click on. I do this because it makes sense.
    P.S. Why does it have to be my roommate’s “half-sister?” Is it supposed to increase the verisimilitude? I mean, obviously if you had said sister, anyone could see through that.

  • Redd

    I hate the Pacers more than the Heat, might be rooting for the Heat.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    Nice use of verisimilitude

  • roger rogers

    which he did…

  • Kai The Hatch

    I try to use it whenever I can to impress fellow random geniuses on comment sections.

  • Steve jobs

    What if Gerald green improves his game to a poor mans Tracy McGrady on magics… And tyler hansborough evolves into dennis rodman. Pacers easily best in nba

  • roscoe

    does roy have a twitch or something?

    Rhibbert’s post game interviews are must see. really, i am not kidding…

    i can’t figure it out.

  • Muds

    this man is fool..i really hope the knicks kick there ass

  • danpowers

    the pacers didnt lack effort or commitment, except 2 or 3 sloppy passes. some calls didnt go their way and hills absence really hurt them, by allowing felton to run the knicks offense. i think its more frustration speaking out of him than analytical thoughts.
    they can play that way next game again and probably get a w. i dont see how they could or should increase their commitment and effort.

  • shockexchange

    That won’t happen but they are 2nd best in the East. If one of the Heat’s Big 3 gets hurt, it’s a wrap.

  • The Saviour

    Which part of ‘we’ has confused you here?

  • The Saviour

    Confused by the ‘we’ part, understandable.

  • neaorin

    I didn’t watch the game – does that mean they displayed good fundamentals, but couldn’t get a dunk to save their lives?