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Roy Hibbert sets record for playoff scoreless games in All-Star season

May 28, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

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When the Pacers host the Heat in Game 5 tonight, Roy Hibbert will try to avoid topping his own record.

All he must do is score a point.

Hibbert went scoreless in Game 4 – and whether or not Indiana’s gameplan deserves the most blame (it doesn’t) – that was Hibbert’s fourth scoreless game of the 2014. It’s a record for someone who made the All-Star Game the same season, breaking a tie with Jim King of the 1968 San Francisco Warriors.

In addition to Monday, Hibbert also scored no points in Games 5 and 6 against the Hawks and Game 1 against the Wizards.

Here is a complete history of scoreless playoff games by All-Stars:

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Some of those scoreless games involve injuries, including Tony Parker’s this year, but Hibbert has remained healthy.

So how has he done it? There are a few elements at play.

1. Hibbert was named an All-Star due more to his defense than offense. Still, if he were scoring like this in the season’s first half, he never would have made the All-Star Game.

2. The Pacers have played well enough to extend their run to the conference finals and gieve Hibbert more opportunities to go scoreless. That’s at least partially – maybe even mostly – because the East stinks.

3. Hibbert has lost so much confidence.

  1. RavenzGunnerz - May 28, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Congrats young man. You’ve set a record.

  2. ravenswhat - May 28, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    He’s a true bum.

    • bball242322 - May 29, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      bums don’t get paid 50+ million

  3. jzone954 - May 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Wow. That’s crazy.

  4. enigma2742 - May 28, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    I BELIEVE IN ROY HIBBERT HE’LL HAVE A BOUNCE BACK SEASON YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST

  5. azarkhan - May 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Roy, ignore the critics and get out there tonight and kick some Miami Heat ass!

  6. mitchication - May 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Somewhere, someplace quiet in Oklahoma, Ol’ Country King drinks a bottle of Bud and laments that his name is no longer next to a number 1 spot in the annals of obscure, mediocre NBA record books that color commentators read and will refer to during in-game banter about how historic a player’s decline has become.

  7. mitchication - May 28, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    “Who the hell is Jim King?” Is what I said when I saw this. He played in 1968. 46 years ago. In 2060 when this record will be broken, will futuristic jerks like me also say, “Who the hell is Roy Hibbert?” Probably.

    • davidly - May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

      And when they talk about the GoaT they’ll be referring to LBJ and MJ the we do the latter of those two and Bill Russell.

  8. sportsfan18 - May 28, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    That’s what the post season is ALL about… setting records…

    Melo, worst “star” playoff winning percentage in the last 21 yrs in the league…

    Hibbert, most scoreless playoff games in an all star season…

    Men, you’ve BOTH got time to continue adding to your records…

    Best of luck to you both…

  9. ptownbearsfan420 - May 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Dudes a joke im tellin you.. If the pacers were in the west they’d be demolished.

  10. antistratfordian - May 28, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    How am I supposed to read that chart? There has to be a better way.

    • calkinsrob - May 29, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      they should have just rotated it lol.

      • antistratfordian - May 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

        Yep.

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