Myles Turner happy Lance Stephenson caused skirmish
Lance Stephenson made his Indiana Pacers home debut on Tuesday night, and he wasted little time doing Lance Stephenson things, though at least one teammate appreciate his actions.
Stephenson decided to pad his stats with a layup in the final seconds of the Pacers’ double-digit win over the Toronto Raptors.
Yup Lance Stephenson is back,,,doing dumb stuff, making people mad pic.twitter.com/gi78JvoX2Y
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 5, 2017
That made it 108-90 with 3.3 seconds left. The Raptors unsurprisingly did not appreciate Stephenson’s actions and things got tense, with a skirmish nearly breaking out.
Stephenson and PJ Tucker were hit with double-technicals, while DeMar DeRozan also got a tech.
After the game, Stephenson, who is in just his second game back with Indy, apologized.
A very sheepish Lance Stephenson, after his late layup enraged Toronto: "I just want to say sorry to the Raptors. I didn't mean no harm…"
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) April 5, 2017
Even though some were critical of Stephenson for padding his stats at the end of a game, his teammate Myles Turner thought the move was good for the team.
Man that was fun! S/o Lance for bringing back that spark we needed!
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) April 5, 2017
The Pacers are 38-40 on the season and could use some more motivation as they try to close out the season by clinching a playoff berth.