Ask Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert a question about his improving offensive touch, and he’ll only describe it as “spotty.” Last season, Hibbert would mix in decent scoring nights with disappearing acts and only truly steadied at a double-digit clip in mid-February. It appears Hibbert has found his rhythm earlier this season. On Friday night, Hibbert scored a season-high 24 points against the Milwaukee Bucks for his third double-digit scoring performance in four games. The outlier was a three-point effort against Memphis. “We have so many offensive weapons,” Hibbert said on Saturday. “I’m being truthful; what they get from me on offense is a plus. I just want to be consistent. So if I can score well consistently, I’d be happy. But you know, (I) can’t have 20, 15 (points) then like a four or three or a couple of those. So I’ve got to be consistent. It’s coming along.” His coach, as usual, is less critical. “I think he brings consistent effort every night, consistent play every night,” Frank Vogel said. “It’s just that every now and then, he has statistically great nights. But I don’t think there’s a lack of consistency on Roy’s part.” It’s their house The Chicago Bulls rule atop the current Eastern Conference standings — at least, that’s the reality inside their comfy workspace.
Hibbert reluctant to praise his own offense
Indianapolis Star | Nov 17