Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert sets record for playoff scoreless games in All-Star season


When the Pacers host the Heat in Game 5 tonight, Roy Hibbert will try to avoid topping his own record.

All he must do is score a point.

Hibbert went scoreless in Game 4 – and whether or not Indiana’s gameplan deserves the most blame (it doesn’t) – that was Hibbert’s fourth scoreless game of the 2014 playoffs. It’s a record for someone who made the All-Star Game the same season, breaking a tie with Jim King of the 1968 San Francisco Warriors.

In addition to Monday, Hibbert also scored no points in Games 5 and 6 against the Hawks and Game 1 against the Wizards.

Here is a complete history of scoreless playoff games by All-Stars:


Some of those scoreless games involve injuries, including Tony Parker’s this year, but Hibbert has remained healthy.

So how has he done it? There are a few elements at play.

1. Hibbert was named an All-Star due more to his defense than offense. Still, if he were scoring like this in the season’s first half, he never would have made the All-Star Game.

2. The Pacers have played well enough to extend their run to the conference finals and gieve Hibbert more opportunities to go scoreless. That’s at least partially – maybe even mostly – because the East stinks.

3. Hibbert has lost so much confidence.

PBT Extra bold prediction previews: Clippers ready to win West?

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With our PBT Extra videos, we are previewing the entire NBA by using bold predictions, starting in the Pacific Division (we already did the Warriors).

Some of those predictions come from fans on Twitter where I had sent out a request, including the bold prediction for the Clippers.

It could happen, they are certainly contenders. But two things need to happen.

The big one is their defense, which was middle of the pack last season, needs to move into the top 10 (and DeAndre Jordan needs to play consistently like a guy who is third in Defensive Player of the Year voting).

Second is the new and improved bench unit of Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, and Jamal Crawford (he’s not new) need to mesh into a unit. Those are three guys who like to create for themselves and make questionable shot choices, getting them play well with others could be a bumpy road.

Stephen Curry gives high five while his shot is in air (video)

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Stephen Curry said the defending-champion Warriors would have no problem picking up where they left off.

His swagger certainly remains intact.