After the Indiana Pacers waffled to a 10-13 finish to the regular season, they now face a 3-2 series deficit against the No. 8 seed Atlanta Hawks after the Hawks' convincing 107-97 Game 5 win. The most glaring goose egg on the box score came from Pacers starting center Roy Hibbert: 12 minutes, zero points and zero rebounds.
Something is rotten in Indy.
During last season's playoffs, Hibbert averaged 17.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. This postseason: 4.8 points and 3.4 boards.
After some were ready to anoint him as the second coming of Dikembe Mutombo a year ago, he looked more like John Amaechi circa 2002 in the Game 5 setback.
Hibbert's double-zero night stands as the polar opposite of Wilt Chamberlain's legendary 100-point game on March 2, 1962, which inspired the above goof.