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Scott Agness: Roy Hibbert day-to-day (sprained L ankle) for Wednesday’s game at San Antonio. Miles, Stuckey not on the injury report — a good sign. Twitter @ScottAgness
Candace Buckner: Per #Pacers, Roy Hibbert has a sprained left ankle but will return to the game Twitter @CandaceDBuckner
I have a list of all the players you've blocked in your career and how many times you blocked them. Your job is to guess who you've blocked the most. Hint: Think Central Division. Roy Hibbert: Ohh. Maybe somebody on Chicago? I was thinking maybe Luol when he was over there. TH: Nah. You've only blocked Luol Deng seven times. This guy you've blocked 18 times. Roy Hibbert: Hmm ... Wait, was it Carlos? Yeah, it's definitely Carlos. TH: Yup, Carlos Boozer. Why is he so easy to block? ESPN.com
You know who you get a lot? A guard ... Brandon Jennings. Twelve times! Roy Hibbert: Yeah, because he -- I'm giving away all my secrets -- but when he goes to the basket, he twists and reverses it on the opposite side of the rim. So he times it up and I time it up. I have to come across his body to make that block. I think about that stuff every time I play him. Twelve, though? Damn. ESPN.com
Lot of surprises there, including Lopez' teammate Mason Plumlee ahead of Tim Duncan. Then again, Hollins is mostly using Plumlee only against bench players so he's boosting numbers that way. Same might be true of Gobert. Omer Asik, Roy Hibbert, Gasol, those are all established. Maybe most impressive is Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman's numbers together. That's a big deal for Portand, who was atrocious last year at defense. They finished 16th in defensive efficiency, but had outlier performances against the West that were much worse. They've ticked up to 10th this season. CBSSports.com
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