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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Roy Hibbert reveals how he knew LeBron wasn’t taking last shot

Roy HibbertThe Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 84-83 Wednesday night after Chris Bosh airballed a shot attempt at the buzzer. Roy Hibbert was all over Bosh, making it a difficult final shot for the Heat big man.

How did Hibbert know to pop out to defend Bosh? The Pacers center says he could tell by the look on LeBron’s face that James wasn’t taking the final shot.

“I think LeBron gave it away in his face,” Hibbert said after the game. “He didn’t have that grit his teeth score-the-last-basket look. So I knew he was probably going to pass it out to Chris Bosh for a shot.”

And that’s exactly what happened. Bosh made a 3-pointer to make it a 1-point game, so it’s not like the Heat going to him for an outside shot was a bad option. But Bosh was only 3-for-11, and it’s obviously a lot easier to make a shot when you don’t have a giant 7-footer in your face.

Maybe this is a tip for LeBron to keep a poker face and not give away the offensive plans next time.

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