Lance Stephenson is back with the Indiana Pacers and helped them get a much-needed win over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night (Apr. 4). The victory, however, was not without drama as in typical Born Ready fashion.
Stephenson hit a big corner 3-pointer to put Indiana up by 10 with 90 seconds left.
Lance Stephenson back hitting clutch shots in INDY pic.twitter.com/5UFxYiOSLM
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 5, 2017
But with three seconds left and the Pacers up double-digits, Stephenson was still feeling it and went for a breakaway layup, breaking an unwritten basketball rule against stat padding when the game was already decided.
Both teams ended up in a huge quarrel and several technical fouls were assessed, including one to DeMar DeRozan, PJ Tucker and Stephenson himself.
Pacers’ Lance Stephenson triggers unwritten rules beef w/ Raptors by making stat-padding lay-up at the end of a decided game (all angles) pic.twitter.com/VHVwHQ8muU
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 5, 2017
Pacers beat the Raptors, 108-90 and after the game, Stephenson apologized.
‘The crowd was chanting me on, and I just wanted to do it for the fans. I just want to say sorry (to the Raptors).’ pic.twitter.com/W28NL7fA0s
— IndyStar Sports (@IndyStarSports) April 5, 2017
Tucker ripped Stephenson after the game.
“I don’t even know who he his.”
– PJ Tucker on the “tasteless”, “classless” Lance Stephenson. pic.twitter.com/uBxd4OnWKs
— ㅤㅤ (@RapsNationBruh) April 5, 2017