Roy Hibbert owns Tyson Chandler in game 1 of Round 2
The stat lines indicated a mismatch, but were not nearly revealing enough.
For the Knicks, Tyson Chandler: four points, three rebounds, fouled out.
For the Pacers, Roy Hibbert: 14 points, eight rebounds, five blocked shots.
Believe it, there was no bigger mismatch in the Pacers’ 102-95 victory over the Knicks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Garden yesterday.
Hibbert bottled up the inside, played his usual physical style, altered shots and frustrated Chandler all afternoon. The Pacers were the NBA’s No. 1 rebounding team and the No. 1 field goal defensive team for a reason. And Hibbert was a big part — a huge part — of that.
-- NY Post