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Lakers-Pacers tonight: Hibbert's return to Indy

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 12:14:18-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Monday night's matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers is more than Kobe Bryant's final game in Indianapolis, it's Roy Hibbert's first time back since he was traded.

That is, if he plays. 

Hibbert is questionable to play in Monday night's game due to a sprained ankle he suffered on Saturday.

If he does play, it will be his first game in the Circle City since April 15, 2015, Indiana's last game of the 2014-15 season.

He was traded to Los Angeles on July 5 for a future second-round draft pick.

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Hibbert isn't expecting a positive reaction from the Pacers' fans on Monday night.

"“Definitely no video tributes,” Hibbert said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “It didn’t cross my mind on if I’m going to get one. Video tributes should be for guys that have been there for a long time.”

So far this season, Hibbert has played in 53 games for Los Angeles, averaging 6.5 points per game, and 3.6 rebounds per game. Those are the lowest numbers he's had since his rookie year.

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