Roy Hibbert had one message to share after the Indiana Pacers won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals over the Miami Heat: "We're not going anywhere."
Appearing quite amped up following his team's 99-92 win, Hibbert rocked back and forth as he waited to answer whatever questions TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager was asking. After talking about his own standout performance and the stellar game of teammate Lance Stephenson, Hibbert had his Bart Scott moment.
"We're here. People were counting us out," Hibbert proclaimed. "We're not going anywhere"
Following a few comments about a visit from his college coach, Hibbert returned to his mantra, although with somewhat contradictory results.
"We're not going anywhere," Hibbert reiterated. "We're going back down to Miami to go out there and fight again."
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The 7' 2" center has been integral to the Pacers' staying power in the NBA Playoffs. Hibbert notched 23 points and 12 rebounds in Game 4, his third straight 20/10 game of the series. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Hibbert and Dirk Nowitzki are the only players to put up three consecutive postseason games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds against the Heat in the "Big 3" era.
True to Hibbert's words, all of them, the Pacers have at least two more playoff games ahead of them. Their Game 4 win evens the East Finals, 2-2. Therefore, the Pacers are not heading into the offseason any time too soon. They are, however, heading to Miami for Game 5.