Roy Hibbert calls out Shane Battier for dirty play in Game 1

Thursday May 23rd, 2013

Roy Hibbert and the Pacers reacted to the Heat's physical play in Game 1. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Roy Hibbert and his Pacers teammates reacted to the Heat's physical play in Game 1. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Pacers center Roy Hibbert accused Heat forward Shane Battier of playing dirty via his Twitter account in Miami's 103-102 win in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

Hibbert and several of his Pacers teammates appeared upset by the physical play of Battier and other Heat players. Tyler Hansbrough and Battier were involved in a scuffle after wrestling for a loose ball in the first half. The Heat's Chris Andersen was given a technical foul after pushing Hansbrough away. Hansbrough was later called for a rebounding foul after Battier appeared to throw an elbow. The Pacers also argued that Heat guard Norris Cole deserved a technical foul when he swung his arm between forward David West's legs.

Hibbert's reference may have included Battier's knee striking Hibbert in the groin on a drive to the rim in the first quarter. Battier was whistled for an offensive foul. The play resulted with Hibbert on the floor.

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