Mar 15, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) is defended by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) in the first quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Pacers' Roy Hibbert has to 'do better'

Indiana Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert has not been playing well lately.

He’s gone without a double-double for each of the last 10 games and hasn’t topped 15 points since he scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 101-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on February 27, the team with the league’s worst record.

“I just haven’t been playing the best,” Hibbert told Mark Montieth of NBA.com. “But we’re winning and I’m happy for that. It was just good to see one of those baskets go in.”

Although he is happy when he’s scoring, he’s been most of upset with his lack of rebounding.

“I’m not seeing the ball for rebounds, either,” he said. “That’s still frustrating (for me), to be clearing my man out and still not getting boards.

“But I’m OK. I’m not scoring, but .. I just have to be good at what I’m supposed to be good at, defense and closing out games.”

On the season, Hibbert is averaging 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.2 assists per game.

The Pacers will be back in action Wednesday when they travel to New York to take on the Knicks.

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