Roy Hibbert endured a whirlwind 48 hours before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

He answered countless questions about Indiana coach Frank Vogel's decision to keep him on the bench in the final seconds of the Heat's series-opening win on Wednesday night.

He tweeted his thoughts on what he believed was an intentional knee to the groin from Heat forward Shane Battier in that same game. And then Friday, he put all of the controversy and all of the talk behind him.

The 7-foot-2 veteran, known more for his shot-blocking and defensive prowess, was an offensive juggernaut for the Pacers, scoring a playoff career-high 29 points in the Pacers' 97-93 win over the Heat in Game 2. He also had 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the postseason and was key in helping Indiana even the series at a game apiece as it moves to Indianapolis.

And yes, he was on the floor in the game's final seconds when LeBron James committed two costly turnovers for the Heat.

"I get asked a lot of questions about whether I should be in the game or not, but you never know," Hibbert said.

"Things could have been different. ... But you have to let it go and just keep rolling with the punches. Miami is such a good team that they have five guys on the court who are deadly, who are basically five perimeter players with [Chris] Bosh. So you have to let it go and just move on to the next thing. We're a gritty team. They're at the top. Like I said, we're coming for them."

More than once, Hibbert used his effective hook shot to help put points on the board.