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Friday, June 7, 2013
Ouch! Hibbert posterizes Melo (literally)

By Ian Begley

If Carmelo Anthony needed any more motivation this offseason, Roy Hibbert provided it Friday.

The Pacers center tweeted that he plans to display a framed photo of his block of Anthony in his man cave.

Got 2 of these now. 1 from a real good friend here in Indy. The other from the @pacers Def man cave material. twitter.com/Hoya2aPacer/st…

— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) June 7, 2013

Ouch.

The block, you might remember, was a signature moment in the Pacers' series win over the Knicks.

Anthony challenged Hibbert with a dunk attempt midway through the fourth quarter of Game 6, and the Pacers' 7-foot-2 big man turned Anthony away at the rim.

"It was a hell of a block," Anthony said. "Big play by Hibbert, kind of shifted the momentum at that point."

The Pacers outscored the Knicks 16-7 after Hibbert's block. Unfortunately for Anthony, his fingerprints were all over the run as the Knicks star had three turnovers late in the game.

Anthony finished with 39 points on the night, but Hibbert's block was the lasting image of the series.

And now, it will be a lasting image in Hibbert's basement.

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