Roy Hibbert on his 8 pt, 3 reb, 3 block first quarter: "I just wanted to change my luck and be assertive from the start."
Besides his picking and popping, Hibbert's had two good post looks from passes by Hill and Allen. Now up to 8 points
Roy Hibbert gets squared after setting high screen for watson, gets the pass back and drains the midrange jumper. 4 pts early
Roy Hibbert said he wanted to get back to being "elite" defensively. On first play, he goes straight up and sends Thad Young straight back
"... That’s where my focus is on tomorrow." - Hibbert after picking up bad fouls thruout his 23 mins tonight. 0 pts, 5 rebs, 0 blocks.
Hibbert: "I’m going 2 change my luck somehow, if it’s not on the offensive end, I’ve got 2 b more of an elite player on the defensive end...
Hibbert on 0-fer game: "I got to take full responsibility. I couldn’t get into a rhythm, I just haven’t been playing the way I have been."
Mozgov blocks Hibbert and leads to Arron Afflalo's bucket. Tied game at 60
Hibbert back in to start the 4th Q and Rudez starts with a 3-pointer. When his name is announced in arena, fan next to me says: "Who?"
Hibbert: 14 mins, 0 points (0 for 3), 3 rebounds, 4 fouls. Turning into a redux of his Jan. 25 game here. Very ineffective w/ foul trouble
Correction: Hibbert is scoreless (I was looking at Stuckey's points).
Now, Hibbert draws a fourth foul on an offensive foul in the post. He sits at 8 min mark, with 4 points and 0-3 from field
Roy Hibbert was still in mid-move off the baseline as the shot clock buzzer went off. Awareness, y'all.
Hibbert, who fouled out here the last time, already has picked up two personals. Sits down before midway point of the 1st Q
OH-Ficial starters Chandler/ Faried/ Mozgov/ AAA/ Lawson....Hill/ West/ Hibbert/ Sloan/ Watson?
Worst 10 players in 2P% this year (min. 200 attempts): Wiggins, DeRozan, Josh Smith, Alec Burks, Kemba, Kobe, Deron, MCW, Lawson, Hibbert.
Roy Hibbert came back in to steal a ball. You saw that coming?
Roy Hibbert hasn't played since early in the 3rd Q. Has sat a long while. I'd keep rotations same w/ him, but GOTTA find mins for Allen here
Roy Hibbert sits with four fouls, so quick entry for Lavoy Allen at the 10:08 mark. Meaningful time w/ starters for Allen
Oof a tough turnover from Sloan leads to Chris Paul doing Chris Paul things. Hibbert about to check back in.
That was a pretty quick stint for Lavoy Allen. Already Hibbert's back in the game not even two minutes into 2nd Q
Vogel also attributed Stuckey's rebounding to his bigs boxing out. Compared Hibbert&co to offensive linemen, clearing the way.
Vogel flashing a smile in timeout huddle. Hibbert sprints out to the floor to pick up Rodney Stuckey. Stuff's fun when you're winning, eh?
Stuckey goin' hard for that loose ball and Hibbert runs off the bench to help him up after the time out. Many good signs from this one.
Hibbert heads to the bench for a well deserved rest. Lavoy in.
Roy Hibbert to LAL's bench: "I fouled him." Ronnie Price wanted one, but didn't get it, and Watson scored on the other end. IND now up 10-2.
Tonight's starting lineup for the Pacers: G C.J. Watson, G Rodney Stuckey, F Solomon Hill, PF David West, C Roy Hibbert.
Roy Hibbert showing a lot of emotion after creating a jump ball against Aldridge. Signs of life here
Robin Lopez looking more like Brook tonight with some of these moves he's schooling Hibbert with.
Lillard just had a pretty smoove up-and-under against Hibbert. Not much you can do to stop that.
Robin Lopez put Hibbert in the blender
Nice start for Hibbert tonight, 6 pts, 4 rebounds. Starting until clicking and hitting the glass. Pacers lead 14-11 over Portland.
Since returning from ankle injury, Hibbert is averaging 8.5 ppg and 5.7 rpg in six games.
Vogel asked how to get more out of Roy Hibbert: "He’s got to play better. All of our guys have to play better, you can’t put it all on Roy."
Solo Hill starting in place of the injured C.J. Miles tonight, along with Hibbert, West, Watson and Stuckey. Hill had 16 points last night.
More Hibbert: "(Ankle) doesn’t excuse the way I’ve been playing the last couple of games. Just trying to find my way."