After the Indiana Pacers beat the New Orleans Hornets last Friday, Roy Hibbert expressed some doubts about all of the offseason work he put in to shed useless pound to become a more fit 7'2" post presence.
Confidence is a fragile thing with Roy, so it was especially nice to see him not only put up big numbers last night, but make plays late in the game and in overtime to help the team win.
Being lighter and fit will help Hibbert be able to play more minutes, not to mention take a little pressure of his knees for the long-term injury outlook. He may still need to adjust to the physical play against some of the stronger posts in the league, but he also has the ability to force opponents to adjust to his game. He just needs to keep the confidence up and attack like he did last night.
After the jump, plenty of links from the game and other items of interest around the NBA.
- Box score and highlights
- Pacers prevail behind Hibbert | IndyStar.com
- AP: Hibbert leads Pacers over Timberwolves in OT
Wolves adopt winning attitude | StarTribune.com
Kent Youngblood reports on the Pacers win over Minnesota.
Telfair creates quandary at point guard - TwinCities.com
Ray Richardson reports on Sebastian Telfair making a solid impression. I bet he wishes he could play the Pacers a couple of times a week all year. He seems to be at his best against the blue and gold.
Pacers Defeat Timberwolves in OT
Tim Donahue sorts out the good and the bad from last night's win.
Postgame Pickings: Koufos shows promise
Anthony Maggio offers some post-game comments on the T'wolves.
- PACERS: Pacers FanJam 2010 - October 24 at Conseco Fieldhouse from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sports Radio Interviews Danny Granger: "We should be a playoff team this year"
SRI has Granger's recent interview with JMV.
The Point Forward " Posts The bluntness of Pacers coach Jim O’Brien
Meant to post this a couple of days ago and somehow forgot to in my haste.
AP: Collison gives Pacers positive vibe
Cliff Brunt reports on the impact of Darren Collison on the Pacers.
Bucks Release Chris Kramer
Chris Kramer acquitted himself well in his preseason run with Milwaukee.
Source: New York Knicks making progress on Carmelo Anthony trade
Here we go again with some fresh Melo trade rumors.
- Performance-enhancing shoe? NBA bans kicks
- Assault case against Pacers' Stephenson delayed | IndyStar.com