That’s what I get for doubting Lance Stephenson. 18 swaggy points, 6 swaggy assists, and a bunch of high-fives distributed to the Pacers faithful in attendance. I shall never doubt him again.
To be fair, he was performing pretty poorly early in the game. As the commentators said, his body language was looking not-so-good because of it and it seemed like he was going to implode into “Bad Lance”. Things turned around in a major way in the second half, especially the fourth quarter, as he fed off of the crowd and the crowd fed off of him. Things spiraled out of control by the end, as the Pacers ended up dominating what was once a close game, and the fans in the arena streamed out into the streets and started burning things and flipping over cars like they won a championship. And Lance was right there with them.