April 15, 2017, 3:01 pm
Lance Stephenson played 27 minutes off the bench in Saturday’s Game 1 loss, posting 16 points with seven boards and three dimes.
Stephenson shot 8-of-13 but missed both attempts from deep, the last of which was jacked up amidst classic Lance overconfidence. He was part of the closing lineup and even took over point guard duties down the stretch, allowing Jeff Teague to play off the ball for stretches of the fourth quarter. His size is going to be invaluable if the Pacers continue to switch on high screens, so look for him to play a pivotal role in this series. There’s something about Lance in a Pacers uniform that gets him going.