WASHINGTON -- Roy Hibbert's cell phone rang at 11:30 on Sunday night, nine hours after the Indiana Pacers' center continued his awful start to the 2012-13 season with a six-point, six-turnover effort in a blowout loss to the New York Knicks. Surprised, Hibbert picked up the phone and saw a familiar man's number: Frank Vogel's.
The Pacers' coach was simply calling to let his center know that he was still behind him. In return, Hibbert made Vogel a promise: he would score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds against the Washington Wizards the next night.
Then, he did it.