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Roy Hibbert shuts down Carmelo Anthony dunk at the rim (VIDEO)

Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 5: Profile of Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers during a break in the action against the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 5, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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This is how you protect the rim.

The Knicks were just 8-of-17 inside the restricted area and shot 41.7 percent on the night inside 8 feet of the rim — that is the Roy Hibbert effect. He is the best in the game at altering shots in the paint.

Or just blocking you at the rim. Ask Carmelo Anthony. This is twice Hibbert has shut down an Anthony dunk, he did it during the playoffs last season as well.

The Pacers won Thursday’s game handily behind Lance Stephenson’s 28 points.