Here’s what Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert said to media at practice in between games 2 and 3 of the Pacers vs. Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals series. Game 3 is Saturday night in Miami. The series is currently tied 1-1.
Question: Roy, the mentality this year as compared to last year, how has this been different compared to last year?
Roy Hibbert: We’re going in with more experience. We’re getting ready for two hard-fought battles.
Question: Why do you think you guys have been so good on the road? You’ve won like five straight. You’ve actually played better on the road than at home.
Hibbert: Just focus. We’re a tough team. It is what it is. Trying to get as many wins as possible when we get on the road.
Question: Are you guys more comfortable on this stage this year? It just seems like you guys are more relaxed.
Hibbert: We’re good.
Question: How about Paul, whether he’s going to play or not? How does that look?
Hibbert: I haven’t heard anything.
Question: Are you all prepared, if you have to go without 24?
Hibbert: Yes. The next man will step up.
Question: Does that mean more of Roy Hibbert, more baskets, more post‑up?
Hibbert: We’re a team. Whatever the team needs me to do, I’ll do.