Feb 26 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) knocks down Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Analyzing the Warriors vs. Pacers Brawl

Pure frustration, on the Warriors part.  Having a 7’2 center like Roy Hibbert to deal with could be quite a problem without your 7’2 Aussie.

Andris Biedrins didn’t have a very easy time on Tuesday night, despite Hibbert’s numbers being way down this season. Nevertheless, Hibbert still hurt the Warriors.

David Lee “couldn’t box out Hibbert”, in the words of the Pacers’ commentators, and he shoved him out of pure anger. What many didn’t realize is that Lee was hit on the head by Hibbert on the other end of the floors, so he decided to shove back. Fair enough? I think so. After Hibbert and Lee exchanged some shoves, Stephen Curry either attacked or pulled Hibbert away from it, but Hibbert threw him to the ground.

After that, Curry stood up and tried to grab Hibbert down. Each Warrior was in the fight, yes even Biedrins. Jarrett Jack was in there trying to pull David Lee away from it all.

Klay Thompson was the silent one in this fight. As he ran over, George Hill shoved him in the back, and then he shoved Hill in the face. With no one really paying attention to him, he was the one who finally gave Hibbert a huge shove which ended most of the violence and put Hibbert on the floor.

Hibbert was consequently ejected for his attempt to attack most of the Warriors on the floor.

What does this mean for the Dubs? We knew that they were a close team, but they would be willing to take punches and hits for each other, and they “have each other’s backs”.

This is what defines chemistry of a good team. Had Lee been left alone, like in a hockey game, Hibbert may have pulverized him.


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