May 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IIndiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) attempts to keep the ball away from Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) during the second half of game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87 to 83. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Roy Hibbert throws down Shaq-like dunk (Video)

Roy Hibbert is known more for his defensive work, but earlier tonight he made it known that even so, you shouldn’t ignore him on the offensive end. After David West fed him with a nifty little interior pass, Hibbert reached up and threw down a Shaq-like dunk. Barely leaving the ground, Hibbert extended his arm skyward and hammered the ball through the hoop with great force and authority.

Check out video of the dunk below, courtesy of CBS Sport’s James Herbert.

Now in the second quarter, the Pacers are looking to repeat their performance from Game 1 of this series. Halfway through the frame, they currently hold a 15 point lead at 37-22.

Hibbert is actually leading the way offensively for Indiana with 10 points. Luis Scola, meanwhile, has chipped in 8 off the bench, helping the Pacers extend their lead while giving the starters a rest.

This is a great start for the Pacers, but there is still plenty of time left in this one. With LeBron James and Dwyane Wade leading the way, the Heat are certainly capable of making a comeback–especially at home. A big factor on whether or not Indiana is able to win this game will be how they close out the second quarter. They can’t allow Miami to make a big run at the end of the half and steal the momentum.

 

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