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Hibbert continues to struggle

The Sports Xchange

This is a bad time for Pacers center Roy Hibbert to go into a shell. His team needs him to demand the ball in the post, where he can look to score or be a passer from down low.

Hibbert is 10-of-26 from the field in four games since the All-Star break.

"I don't really know," coach Frank Vogel said, when asked about Hibbert's recent play. "Sometimes it's just a matter of getting him the ball in the right spots in position to succeed. He's working every bit as hard as he always has."

Hibbert scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but he only attempted six shots in Indiana's 101-96 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday. He needs to attempt at least 10 shots a game to keep the defense honest on their perimeter players.

"I'm just trying to find a rhythm," Hibbert said. "Before the break things were coming to me easier. I have to watch film and figure things out."

Vogel has to find a way to get Hibbert more involved in the offense soon because the center has a history of having up and down emotions.

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