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Lance Stephenson successfully annoyed LeBron James in Pacers' win over Cavs

14 January 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points and Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and four steals for the Bucks. Malcolm Brogdon tallied 17 points for Milwaukee, which scored just 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting in the final quarter and shot 42.9 percent overall.

We all should have known at this point what would happen next.

This would all be a lot easier if the Cavs knew what LeBron James planned to do once he becomes a free agent this summer, but that answer isn't coming any time soon.

But after officials separated them once, Stephenson got back to guarding LeBron and coaxed him into one more shove. We grinded it out. The problem is that the type of player they are looking for may not even be available for trade this season.

The win moves the Pacers to 3-0 against Cleveland this year, and keeps IN in the 8th slot IN the East a conference so jumbled that the Pacers are just 2.5 games out of 4th, and 4 games behind Cleveland for the 3 seed.

Wall injured his ankle on the final play of the first half after landing on teammate Marcin Gortat's foot while attempting to rebound.

The Pacers took a one-point lead off a Lance Stephenson 3-pointer, but Stephenson wasn't done with his work. He also continued his years of irritating LeBron James and earned a technical foul on James in the fourth quarter.

play1:24Stephenson gets in LeBron's face. They showed their potential and there's plenty of time for them to steer the ship back on course.

"We've all got to be accountable for actions, accountable for how we play, how hard we play, what we're doing for one another", he told reporters after the game. They caught me on the retaliation. "But he played well tonight". Nope. He had four points in 25 minutes on Thursday night.

LVP: You can blame Bojan Bogdanovic for a trio of ugly turnovers, but he redeemed himself a bit by knocking down a pair of 3-pointers.

The Pacers won despite not making a field goal after Victor Oladipo's go-ahead three with 2:10 remaining.

The Cavaliers had their chances. If James hadn't stepped out on the baseline drive, we might not be talking about a win.

"I had a good talk with him this morning", Casey said.

Kyle Korver #26 and J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on December 27, 2017 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

INDIANAPOLIS - was unable to recreate two of the more memorable late-game shots of his career in Friday's 97-95 loss to the, and the closed out their five-game road trip with a 1-4 record, extending their slump to eight losses in their past 11 games. The performance could be perceived as a message, and although DeRozan argues it has little meaning in the grand scheme of the season, he believes the Cavaliers are going to have the outcome in mind when the teams meet again on March 21.