Roy Hibbert shuts down Carmelo Anthony dunk at the rim (VIDEO)

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This is how you protect the rim.

The Knicks were just 8-of-17 inside the restricted area and shot 41.7 percent on the night inside 8 feet of the rim — that is the Roy Hibbert effect. He is the best in the game at altering shots in the paint.

Or just blocking you at the rim. Ask Carmelo Anthony. This is twice Hibbert has shut down an Anthony dunk, he did it during the playoffs last season as well.

The Pacers won Thursday’s game handily behind Lance Stephenson’s 28 points.