The Indiana Pacers remain alive in the NBA playoffs despite a period of inconsistency that threatened to derail their postseason from early on.
While their form has improved slightly in recent days, Roy Hibbert continues to cut a forlorn figure out on the court for the Pacers.
The big man has endured a torrent of criticism throughout the Pacers' playoff run with a number of tepid performances putting Hibbert in the news for the wrong reasons.
But now his Indiana Pacers teammates are getting in on the act, with Pacers beat reporter Scott Agness revealing several of the roster have called out the 2014 All-Star:
"He's got to be part of the fight. He's got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere." Agness reported a 'furious' David West late Monday night.
The Pacers lost their Game One match up against the Washington Wizards last night with Hibbert again under-performing - the center scoring zero points in his 18 minutes on court.
And, according to Agness, Hibbert joined West and Rasual Butler in the weights room after the game for what appeared to be heated discussion.
The 27-year-old has averaged just 4.6 points in his eight postseason games this campaign and admitted Monday that he has to up his game if he is to help the Pacers make a deep run:
"I got to come out and be aggressive. I got to be a different Roy Hibbert that I have been," he told reporters.
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