Pacers pair hoping to lead their team to NBA Finals.
Win or lose Game 7 against the defending champions Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers have seen two of their players emerge as real stars of the NBA Playoffs 2013.
Although Roy Hibbert was rather impolite in his truthful assessment in his post-game press conference, the Pacers have been doing this all season, but they have risen to further prominence in the last month or so as they move to the brink of reaching the NBA Finals.
The series is tied 3-3 after Indiana clinched a 91-77 win over the Heat on Saturday night, with George going for 28 points while Hibbert added a further 24.
Along with David West, they have been able to dominate the front-court in an unpredictable and fascinating series that has seen neither team win consecutive games.
After his first All-Star appearance back in February, George is taking his game to greater heights on the biggest stage of all, while Hibbert solidifies his reputation of being one of the best bigs in the league.
The former’s all-round game has come on leaps and bounds, as he reveals himself that the pressure of becoming the Pacers’ franchise player and an NBA superstar is something he relishes and wants to continue to improve to help his team-mates.
Meanwhile, aside from his summary of Game 6 which included an expletive which seems to have taken over headlines as opposed to the point he was trying to make, Pacers center Hibbert plays a key role in what they do and will need another huge game before the season is over.
The Pacers head to Miami on Monday night knowing that they must find a way of limiting the likes of LeBron James while executing on the offensive end in a hostile environment at the AA Arena.
However, given the way they have approached this series and their progress through the course of the season, they undoubtedly have a great chance to reach their first Finals since 2000.