Warriors, Pacers brawl in Indiana
The Warriors and Pacers have a rivalry brewing after February's battle between Roy Hibbert and David Lee. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward David Lee do not like each other. And if you weren't already aware after the two spurred the Feb. 26 brawl in Indianapolis between the Warriors and Pacers, a brief interaction on Twitter Monday told you everything you need to know.
[RECAP: Pacers 108, Warriors 97]
A day after helping his Pacers claim a 1-0 series lead over the Hawks with 16 points on Sunday, Hibbert took to Twitter unsolicited to wish Lee well in his recovery from a torn right hip flexor -- sort of.
I really don't like @dlee042 but I really hope he has a speedy recovery. Hate to see guys get get hurt or injured.— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) April 22, 2013
It took Lee just over three hours to craft his response:
@hoya2apacer Good to know our dislike is mutual, that being said I appreciate the tweet Roy!— David Lee (@Dlee042) April 22, 2013
Despite the extracurricular activity, the competition between the Warriors and Pacers is fierce, something fans from both sides can look forward to. The teams split their two games this season, with the home team claiming the victory in each case. Lee averaged 12.5 points, 12 rebounds and three steals against the Pacers, while Hibbert averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks against the Warriors.
The Warriors and Pacers could only meet this postseason in the NBA Finals -- an improbable scenario -- so fans will likely have to wait until next year when Golden State-Indiana matchups will be sure to attract a much more enthusiastic crowd than did games from the Pacers' Mike Dunleavy/Troy Murphy era.