Roy Hibbert admits it took one of his key teammates going down to remind him that his offensive game needed to improve — and quickly.

David West, the Indiana Pacers second-leading scorer, missed six games with a back injury before returning against Dallas last week.

“I’ve been trying to do the job on the defensive end, but when David went out, I knew I had to be more aggressive,” the 7-2 Hibbert said. “They needed a post presence. Sometimes, I feel like I can do a lot more and it was time to step up and do it.”

Hibbert played some of the best basketball of his career during the Pacers’ recent four-game road trip, averaging 22.2 points on 59 percent shooting and 10.2 rebounds. Not coincidentally, the Pacers went 4-0 on the trip and have won five in a row overall heading into Friday night’s game against Oklahoma City at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

“There were obviously more touches for him, more minutes for him,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. “I think that extended time, and extended emphasis on the offensive end, helped him find more of a rhythm that had been missing this year.”

Added teammate Paul George: “We’re a paint-first team. Roy starts that off. That makes us that much more deadly when he’s playing like that."