Things continue to go poorly for the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers entered the postseason with two straight victories, but had lost eight of their previous 11 games.
The Pacers are continuing the struggles that plagued them down the stretch during the regular season and are trailing the Atlanta Hawks by double digits in the third quarter of game 1 of their opening round playoff series.
Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert has been at the center of the struggles and has been heavily criticized for both his play and what he has had to say about his teammates as of late.
During the second quarter of Saturday night’s game, he may have suffered his most embarrassing moment of the season. Hawks’ big man Pero Antic left Hibbert to help defend the rim. The Pacers took notice and found an open Hibbert under the basket. He avoided Hawks’ forward DeMarre Carroll and went up over Hawks’ power forward Paul Millsap. That’s when Hawks’ guard Kyle Korver came over and blocked Hibbert from behind, sending his shot towards the sideline.
(H/T to Matt Moore of CBS Sports’ Eye on Basketball)