Roy Hibbert didn't score a single point on Monday. It was his third scoreless outing in eight playoff games. The 7'2, 290-pound Indiana Pacers center didn't grab a rebound, either. In 18 minutes against the Washington Wizards, he collected five fouls, shot 0-for-2 from the field and the Pacers were outscored by 17 points. Some thought the matchup with Washington would change Hibbert's poor postseason fortunes, but, at least after Game 1, that doesn't appear to be the case. In a postgame scrum following Indiana's 102-96 loss, forward David West strongly spoke up about his frontcourt partner. Hibbert is averaging 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 21 minutes per game in the playoffs, shooting 36 percent from the field. The big man ended the regular season in a serious slump, but this is a new low. Forward Paul George echoed West in saying that Hibbert must contribute if the Pacer are going to get where they want to go.
David West on Roy Hibbert: 'He's got to be part of the fight'
CBS Sports | May 6