The way he’s playing lately, Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers looks like he’s ready to start the playoffs now.
That’s good news for the Pacers because Hibbert is playing very well and so is his team.
He’s currently averaging 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He has started 72 NBA games for the Pacers and is averaging 28.7 minutes per game. He’s shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and an impressive 74.1 percent from the free-throw line, considering he’s 7-2, 280 pounds.
But he’s doing quality work. On Thursday, getting a bit of a rest, Hibbert saw 24 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks and was 5-of-10 from the floor with grabbed 11 rebounds and 16 points. He had played 37 minutes the previous night at the Houston Rockets in another Pacers win and was 11-of-17 from the floor. For the second straight night, he was 6-of-8 from the line for 28 points and 13 rebounds.
He also grabbed 12 rebounds in 37 minutes of action earlier this week against the Atlanta Hawks and was 8-of-17 from the floor and scored 17 points
It was a good week for a very productive player for the Pacers. He’s getting the team geared up for a strong playoff run. The Pacers are locked in a tough battle with the New York Knicks for the No. 2 playoff spot in the NBA East. It would be huge if they could get it and could set up a Miami Heat-Indiana showdown for the East title. Hibbert will have plenty to say about it, especially the way that he’s playing for Indiana right now.