Roy Hibbert blames Vogel for another zero points Indiana Pacers game

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Inconsistency is Roy Hibbert's middle name.

OK, it's actually Denzil, but the 2014 All-Star should really considering addressing that issue.

The Indiana Pacers big man was back to his worst during the Indiana Pacers playoff defeat to the Miami Heat Sunday night as he registered another zero point night.

That is his fourth blank in the postseason, and Hibbert was clearly a frustrated figure when speaking to the media in the aftermath.

But rather than admitting that he himself could perhaps have performed a little better and made more of his physical advantage against the Heat's small line up, Hibbert brought attention to a Pacers team policy which restrict his influence.

"The game plan wasn't to utilize me as much; I'm just trying to be (as) effective as I can.

"Would I like a little bit more touches early on? Yeah. But that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes," said the 27-year-old.

It is likely Hibbert would have seen more opportunities to improve his box score had he not given up three early fouls however, forcing Vogel to limit his involvement.

Hibbert had returned to some form in the previous few encounters against the Heat, hitting 19 points in Game One before more modest scores of 12 and 16 in the next two games and the Pacers will be hoping he can re-find that elusive form when the must-win Game Four comes around.

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