Roy Hibbert was not good in Monday night’s loss to the Washington Wizards.
The Indiana Pacers’ 7-foot-2, two-time all-star center took just two shots (missed them both), had no rebounds, made one assist, blocked two shots was whistled for five fouls. Which, unfortunately for the Pacers, was more of the same.
Hibbert was non-existent during the game’s first 18 minutes, where he failed to produce a point or rebound. It was Hibbert’s third scoreless game in his last four and fifth in his last 12 including the regular season.
Roy Hibbert is 1st starting center with 2 games of 0 pts, 0 reb in single postseason since starters first tracked in 1970 (@eliassports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 6, 2014
“We’re at the point where we really need Roy and we need him now,” Pacers guard Paul George said following the loss.
“He’s got to be part of the fight,” David West added. “He’s got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere.”
Here is the bright side: Hibbert’s overall performance hasn’t been one of the worst in playoff history. It is not even in the top 10. According to Basketball Reference’s win shares metric, there have been 30 performances worse than Hibbert’s minus-.02 (minimum eight games and 100 minutes played). Here are the bottom 10:
“I got to come out and be aggressive,” Hibbert said Monday night. “I got to be a different Roy Hibbert than I have been.”
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