Roy Hibbert fires shots at teammates
The Pacers seemed to be getting things back on track after beating the Miami Heat on Wednesday night in Indiana. But things keep getting worse for a team who looked like as much like a contender as anyone before the All-Star break. The Pacers have now dumped four of their last five games, managing only the one victory against Miami at home. The remaining four games were on the road, but losing to the likes of the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers, back-to-back, is inexcusable for a team with ambitions of an NBA championship.
Pacers’ center, Roy Hibbert, had some unkind words for some unnamed teammates after a 91-78 loss to the Wizards in Washington on Friday night.
“Some selfish dudes in here,” Roy Hibbert said on Friday night “Some selfish dudes. I’m tired of talking about it. We’ve been talking about it for a month.”
Hibbert only recorded eight shots in the loss, and was clearly upset with his lack of touches. Hibbert finished the game with five blocked shots, but was completely ineffective in every other aspect of the game, only managing eight points, and two rebounds for the night. Most coaches would tell their 7-2 center to worry more about clearing the glass, and less about touches.
Indiana is only giving up 87.2 points per game over the course of their last five games. That may be the most alarming fact. The Pacers are clearly playing their style of defensive basketball, but still lacking the results they strive for. Frank Vogel needs to get his team back on track, and fast, as the Pacers only have eight more games before the post-season begins.