Lavoy Allen once again showing why he needs more minutes. Giving Hibbert some relief down there on the boards
Roy Hibbert becoming quite the back cut passer
Helluva play by Vogel out of the timeout. Hibbert hit Sloan, who cut backdoor for the layup. Pacers up 53-45 at the break.
Mahinmi and Allen are better matchups for Gasol and Randolph than Hibbert and Scola. Quicker, probably more physical.
Second foul on Roy Hibbert at the 7:19 mark.
Is Memphis one of the few NBA teams that doesn't even have to think about sending a double when Hibbert is trying to post up?
Vogel on Hibbert-Thomas dust up: "I like us to play tough."
Pacers open the season 1-0, handling the 76ers, 103-91. Six in double figures, led by Hibbert’s 22pts.
Hibbert flexing after that reverse layup finish at the rim and foul.
Great feed by Scola, finish by Hibbert for the and-1. Pacers up 99-89 with 3:05 to play.
Hibbert now with 15 points and 6 each of blocks and rebounds.
I guess that was the best way to keep Hibbert off the block. Push him to the ground.
Hibbert receives a tech on the play. Thomas gets a flagrant
Fiery first half for Roy Hibbert: 13 team-high points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks and one dive on the floor... which you don't see outta big men
Think Malcolm Thomas got the flagrant foul mostly for his demonstrative slap before making contact with Hibbert. Actual contact wasn't much
I don't think that was a flagrant foul on Thomas. Hibbert sold it.
Shoving "match" instead of "math" of course. Hibbert gets a technical foul. Thomas charged with flagrant foul 1
Hibbert then immediately gets up and goes right at Thomas. Shoving math ensues and now refs watching replay.
It appears 6-9, 225-pound Thomas has superhuman strength, able to knock 7-2, 275-pound Hibbert to floor with a gentle shove.
Malcolm Thomas frustrated with a non-call, slaps his hands at official then shoves Roy Hibbert in the back to the ground.
As I see it, Hibbert should get a flop and a technical for his reaction after the flop.
Malcolm Thomas mixing it up with Roy Hibbert. Calm restored. Thomas took a little long leaving court. Refs huddled.
Roy Hibbert gets into it with Malcolm Thomas after Thomas shoves him in the back (but Hibbert flopped looking for the call).
Players have to be separated. Thomas pushes Hibbert to the ground to start it all.
Roy Hibbert and Malcolm Thomas have to be separated. Luis Scola very unhappy about something said, too.
The Pacers inability to get the ball to Hibbert when he had Malcolm Thomas completely shielded down low was fascinating. Easy two.
Hibbert has 9 points, four boards and 4 blocks
Roy Hibbert dives on the floor to get the loose ball, leads to Scola getting fouled under the basket.
Roy Hibbert can't handle Brandon Davies.
It takes almost the entire first quarter but Hibbert knocks down his first jumper. He’s got 7pts.
Hibbert still very hesitant on what to do with basketball down low. Noel now also has 2 fouls. 7:24 to go in first