Sunday, May 19, 2013

Roy Hibbert rejects Carmelo Anthony at the rim when it counted most (VIDEO)

Lance Stephenson might have been the catalyst in Saturday night's Game 6 series clincher over the New York Knicks but it was Roy Hibbert's emphatic late-game rejection of a Carmelo Anthony dunk that represented how much the bigger, stronger Indiana Pacers dominated the Knicks under the basket throughout the series.

After the Knicks had taken a 92-90 lead on J.R. Smith’s three-pointer with five minutes left, Anthony had a chance to extend it, but Hibbert — who dominated the paint — blocked Anthony’s dunk attempt after Anthony had spun past Paul George along the baseline. It was Hibbert's fifth block of the night.

Orange ball, say hello to Hibbert's hand.

“That was a big play by Hibbert,” Anthony said. “It kinda shifted momentum a little bit.”

Over the next three minutes, Indiana scored nine unanswered points while Anthony fell apart. He committed three turnovers, starting with an offensive foul, and also missed a pull-up jumper and the Pacers eliminated the Knicks and moved on to the NBA Eastern Conference finals with a 106-99 victory.

1 comment:

  1. wow. hibbert coming on as next Gtown big man