Pacers formidable without big man

Updated: December 19, 2013, 3:12 AM ET
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

MIAMI --  Much of the narrative that has made this Heat-Pacers tale so compelling over the last two seasons has been the role of Roy Hibbert.

He's supposed to be what makes these teams so even. Hibbert goes from statistically ordinary – or even south of ordinary depending on your standards – against the rest of the league to downright dominant against a Heat interior lacking the height or girth to disrupt him. It sounds far too simple to say one player would have that kind ...

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