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Roy Hibbert is an essential part of the Indiana Pacers and the X-factor in the playoff series against Miami.
The center was dominant on both ends of the floor in Game 3, in which the Pacers completely blew out the Heat with a 94-75 win. With 19 points, 18 rebounds and five assists, Hibbert was a driving force in the Heat beat down.
However, Game 4 was a different story.
Hibbert only had 10 points and was in foul trouble for most of the second half. It's not a coincidence the Pacers suffered a 101-93 loss on Sunday.
As the defensive anchor of the Pacers, Hibbert must step it up and stay out of foul trouble in Game 4. It won't be an easy task, as the Heat are second in the league for drawing fouls at 29.5 per game, but Hibbert needs to be a factor in the second half.
Throughout Game 4, when Hibbert was on the floor, the Heat were outscored by 11.3 points. When he was on the bench, the Heat scored 18.5 more points.
If Hibbert doesn't stay out of foul trouble, the Pacers will let this series slip away from them.