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Indiana Pacers: Never As Good or As Bad as They Seem

May 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA;Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel speaks with his team during a timeout  during the fourth quarter of  game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Washington Wizards  at Verizon Center. Indiana Pacers defeated Washington Wizards 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

With his team leading by one point and the fourth quarter game-clock winding in his team’s thrilling Game 4 win over the Wizards, Roy Hibbert caught the ball three feet above the left block. Bodied ably by a game Nene, Indy’s embattled center took a left-handed dribble and two lumbering steps to the middle, pushing himself farther away from the basket. Uncomfortable shooting over his right shoulder from such a distance, Hibbert quickly gathered, pivoted, and flung an awkward 12-foot hook at the rim over the outstretched arms of his defender. Continue Reading