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Just days ago, the Internet was set abuzz with jokes and memes targeting Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. The lumbering big man took ridicule from every corner, including his team's official website. Today, these critics will be singing a different tune, as Hibbert stepped up big for the Pacers in last night's 86-82 home win over the Washington Wizards. Hibbert dominated down low with 28 points on 10-for-13 shooting and 9 rebounds, helping Indiana even things up in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at one win apiece. As usual, George Hill (pictured), Lance Stephenson, and Paul George were also factors in the Indiana W, so be sure to hit the jump to see which kicks they wore in Game 2.

Across the coast, the Oklahoma City Thunder got even with the Los Angeles Clippers after capturing a 112-101 home win. Russell Westbrook must've felt this was a must-win situation, because he let loose with a 31 point, 10 rebound, 10 assist triple-double en route to OKC's win. MVP Kevin Durant was equally efficient, dropping 32 points, 12 boards, and 9 assists on and LAC team that just couldn't keep up when it mattered most. With his much-deserved MVP win and the national attention surrounding his heartfelt acceptance speech, the announcement that he'll be the lone cover star of NBA2K15, and performances like this, it's safe to say KD is having the best week ever. Find out if his luck will continue during Game 3 on Friday at 10:30.

Catch the best kicks from Indiana-Washington and Oklahoma City-LAC, plus last night's MLB action after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Kevin Durant Shows Exactly Why He Deserved MVP in the KD VI

Shoe: Nike KD VI
Player: Kevin Durant
Game: OKC vs. LAC
Key Stat: 32 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists

$130

Kevin Durant
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Kevin Durant
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George Hill
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George Hill Takes Flight in the PEAK George Hill

Shoe: PEAK George Hill
Player: George Hill
Game: Indiana vs. Washington
Key Stat: 14 points

$90

George Hill
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George Hill
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Edwin Encarnacion
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Edwin Encarnacion Lays Into Phillies in the Huarache Pro Mid

Shoe: Nike Huarache Pro Mid
Player: Edwin Encarnacion
Game: Toronto vs. Philadelphia
Key Stat: 1 HR, 3 RBI

$80

Edwin Encarnacion
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Russell Westbrook
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Westbrook Dominates in the Air Jordan XX9

Shoe: Air Jordan XX9
Player: Russell Westbrook
Game: OKC vs. LAC
Key Stat: 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals

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Russell Westbrook
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Tom Koehler
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Tom Koehler Shuts Out Mets in the NB 4040v2

Shoe: New Balance Low-Cut 4040v2
Player: Tom Koehler
Game: Miami vs. NYM
Key Stat: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER

$100

Tom Koehler
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Tom Koehler
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Roy Hibbert
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Roy Hibbert Dismantles Wizards in the Nike Hyperfuse

Shoe: Nike Hyperfuse
Player: Roy Hibbert
Game: Indiana vs. Washington
Key Stat: 28 points, 9 rebounds

$83

Roy Hibbert
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Roy Hibbert
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Paul George
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Paul George Gets it Done in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: Paul George
Game: Indiana vs. Atlanta
Key Stat: 11 points, 6 rebounds

$110

Paul George
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Paul George
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Lance Stephenson
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Lance Stephenson Holds Indiana Down in the Classic And 1 Tai Chi

Shoe: And 1 Tai Chi
Player: Lance Stephenson
Game: Indiana vs. Atlanta
Key Stat: 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

$150

Lance Stephenson
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Lance Stephenson
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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