The Indiana Pacers were able to hold off a late run by the New York Knicks to send New York packing as they advance to the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night.
While the main storyline will be the Pacers advancing to the next round of the postseason, the greatest moment and one of the best plays of the series came when Pacers center Roy Hibbert was able to pull off a stunning block of Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony.
It wasn’t just the block that blew everyone away, it was the brilliant camera angles from ESPN that allowed us to watch the block in slo-mo.
We all so in real time how impressive the block was, but once it was all slowed down, you could see the real brilliance from Hibbert.
If you didn’t catch the block, here is a slo-mo GIF from above the rim, courtesy of Guyism:
It doesn’t get much better than that!
Indiana will now face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. It will be interesting to see how the Pacers tough, physical style will hold up against Miami. Chicago tried to bully the Heat around and that didn’t work out for them too well. The Pacers will be looking for a much different result.