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Pacers' Roy Hibbert: Wrong to call out teammates

Pacers center Roy Hibbert has scored less than 10 points in four of the last five games. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was fourth in the NBA in blocked shots per game this season. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert said it was wrong to call out teammates during his team's recent struggles.

Hibbert ripped his teammates after a blowout loss to the Washington Wizards on March 28.

"Some selfish dudes in here," Hibbert said.  "Some selfish dudes. I'm tired of talking about it. We've been talking about it for a month."

The Pacers lost 12 of their final 22 regular-season games, but still secured the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed and will open the playoffs at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

"You know, I think that I should've kept my frustrations to myself or just in the locker room," Hibbert said during a phone interview on ESPN First Take.

"I will admit that it wasn't the best thing to do. I'll learn from that, and I was wrong. There are better ways to handle that than going to the media. All in all, I learned. I talked to my teammates; they talked to me. I'm willing to accept the criticism. It wasn't the best thing to do."

Hibbert, who averaged 10.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.25 blocks this season, has scored in double figures in one of his past six games.

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