Stephenson (groin) plays on Friday (Mar 8 12:00 ET )
Lance Stephenson played through his groin injury in Friday's blowout loss, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, six assists and one steal in 29 minutes.
Lance Stephenson appeared to tweak his groin in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Bobcats, but stayed in the game and finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.
The Scoop:We're going to put him on the injury report until we get more information, as he didn't appear to be moving well for most of the game. But since he was able to finish, owners should plan on having him available when the Pacers play the Rockets on Friday.
In an impressive all-around performance, Lance Stephenson put up 16 points and recorded 9 rebounds and 6 assists to help the Indiana Pacers steal one from the Boston Celtics, 102-97. The Pacers played an efficient game offensively, shooting 39-77 (50.6%) from the field and turning it over just nine times. Indiana (45-13) has now won four straight games. Other key performers for Indiana were Paul George with 25 points and 8 rebounds, and David West with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Paul George scored 10 of Indiana's last 12 points and the Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 102-97 on Saturday night, two days after beating another of the NBA's worst teams. The team with the best record in the NBA had trouble with the Celtics, who have the fourth-worst record in the East. On Thursday night, the Pacers won 101-96 over the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the league's worst record. George led the Pacers with 25 points, Evan Turner added 17 and Lance Stephenson scored 15.
Lance Stephenson played a team-high 43 minutes in Saturday's win over the Celtics, finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-8 shooting.
The Scoop:If you were worried about Evan Turner eating into Stephenson's minutes, it hasn't been an issue so far, even though Turner played 26 minutes and scored 17 points tonight. Stephenson looks locked and loaded for a strong finish, to go along with his strong start.