It must be nice to be named after a weapon. You can intimidate people without doing anything at all. “Oh, there’s goes Lance, I hope he doesn’t punch me. I heard he punches guys without warning.” Imagine how fearsome the Pacers would be if, in addition to Lance, they had Knife Granger, Rifle Plumlee and Nunchucks Augustin. The dudes with the circular mops would have a lot of cleaning up to do.
Last night, Lance had a pretty nice game, going 7-of-8 from the floor and, in the Christmas spirit, generously dished out seven gift-wrapped assists. All while Austin Carr babbled incoherently into the arena’s PA system at a high volume.