Roy Hibbert improved shot-blocking by watching Dwight HowardPosted by Inside Hoops
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert improved his ability to block shots without fouling by watching the NBA’s best center — ironically, the missing anchor in the middle for the Orlando Magic in this NBA playoff series.
Hibbert said watching film of Magic All-Star Dwight Howard helped him understand how to jump straight up with his arms extended to contest shots.
Hibbert set a franchise playoff record by blocking nine shots in Game 1 Saturday.
Howard is out for the rest of the season with a back problem.
“I watched tape of Dwight do that when I was a rookie when he was in the playoffs,” Hibbert said. “I tried to learn some things and it’s been working for me.”
– Reported by Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star