Lance Stephenson

American basketball player Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. He was drafted with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He attended Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Stephenson won city basketball championships in all four years of high school, and is New York State's all-time leading scorer in high school basketball. After his senior year he was named New York State Mr.
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Wary of letdown, Pacers visit Suns -
Google News - about 1 month Wary of letdown, Pacers visit Suns PHOENIX — Beating Cleveland has not been an issue for Indiana, as the Pacers stopped the Cavaliers on Friday for the third time in three meetings this season. Recovering from a date with LeBron James, however, has been more problematic. The Pacers ... Report: Cavaliers have grumbled about LeBron James hunting assistsYahoo Sports Lance Stephenson Is A Marvelous Weirdo And LeBron Absolutely Hates HimDeadspin LeBron James loses his cool as Cavaliers fall againNew York Post ESPN -Bleacher Report all 242 news articles »
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Shootaround (April 18) -- Paul George calls out teammates after Game 2 loss -
Google News - 10 months Shootaround (April 18) -- Paul George calls out teammates after Game 2 loss Following Indiana's 117-111 loss Monday to fall down 0-2 in their first-round series with the Cavs, George aimed at both Lance Stephenson and Myles Turner. Stephenson -- signed to a three-year deal late in the regular season and a major reason Indiana ... LeBron says Cavs nearly firing on all cylindersESPN It only took two playoff games to see that no one in the East can beat the Cavs' Big 3 makes history in Game 2 win over PacersUSA TODAY Sports Illustrated -Yahoo Sports all 1,001 news articles »
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Lance Stephenson: 'I didn't mean no harm' with meaningless layup at end of Pacers-Raptors game
LATimes - 11 months
Lance Stephenson made his presence known in more ways than one in his first home game during his second stint in Indiana. Stephenson helped the Pacers rally from 19 points down to defeat the Toronto Raptors, 108-90, on Tuesday night. The veteran player scored 12 points for his new/old team, although...
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Lance Stephenson Hopes to Guide Pacers Back to Playoffs
NYTimes - 11 months
The 26-year-old guard, who signed a three-year deal with his former team, was brought back to play with the passion that made him a fan favorite in Indiana.
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Cavaliers to work out Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Lance Stephenson
ABC News - about 1 year
Reinforcements could be on the way for LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who had an underwhelming 7-8 record in January. Veteran point guards Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, and wing Lance Stephenson are scheduled to work out for the Cavaliers on Wednesday, league sources informed ESPN. Other free-agent prospects are expected to attend the session, sources say. Depending on how well the participants perform, sources with knowledge of the Cavaliers' thinking believe one could be signed prior to the All-Star break. Cleveland has one roster spot available, but could open up another slot should the team elect to waive center Chris Andersen, who is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury. James has publicly called for the Cavaliers front office to add a veteran playmaker to the roster. Chalmers, 30, has recovered from a right Achilles tear...
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Winless NBA Pelicans waive Stephenson, expected to add Goodwin
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Winless New Orleans, carrying an NBA-worst 0-6 record, released injured guard Lance Stephenson on Monday, opening a roster spot expected to go to former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin. The Pelicans lost Stephenson to a groin injury that was expected to require surgery and mean several weeks out of the lineup for the NBA veteran, who was averaging 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds this season. "It's tough," Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said.
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Don't Expect The Warriors' Rocky Stretch To Define Their Year
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Draymond Green is the positionless, mercurial All-NBA selection for the Golden State Warriors. And in case you haven’t heard, he isn’t one to mince words. So when he tells reporters that “teams are trying to punk” the Warriors, he means it. But whether or not Green appreciates the fact, there’s a good chance that such treatment will only accelerate the team’s growth. That’s what happens when the NBA’s all-time winningest single-season team goes out and poaches Kevin Durant, creating an embarrassment of riches the rest of the world can only envy. During the Warriors’ 106-100 defeat of Phoenix last week, Suns guard Brandon Knight knocked over Stephen Curry after he made a 3-pointer. It was a blatant foul, but officials didn’t call it as such. Curry retaliated, shoving Knight into the stands and receiving a personal foul. In sports, one year can make all the difference, and the Golden State of today compared to last season is a perfect example. As Jerry West ― ...
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George powers Pacers to win over Clippers
Yahoo News - about 2 years
(The Sports Xchange) - Forward Paul George scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers won their sixth in a row with a 103-91 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center. Reserve guard Rodney Stuckey added 18 points, center Ian Mahinmi chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds and forward Jordan Hill contributed 13 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers (12-5), who have captured 12 of 14 after an 0-3 start. Forward Blake Griffin and reserve guard Lance Stephenson, the former Pacer, scored 19 points apiece for the Clippers (10-9), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
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Erratic playing schedule for Clippers' Lance Stephenson raises eyebrows
LATimes - over 2 years
He barely plays. He's benched for an entire game. He's in the starting lineup. It's hard to know what to expect from Clippers forward Lance Stephenson these days. His role continued to vacillate Friday when he started against the Portland Trail Blazers, one day after not playing at all against...
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Lance Stephenson brings his own 'Hot Sauce' to Clippers
LATimes - over 2 years
If you thought Clippers forward Lance Stephenson's no-look, behind-the-back pass to Blake Griffin was something to behold, just wait. "Twenty games in, I'm going to be looking like 'Hot Sauce' and throwing those type of passes," Stephenson said with a laugh late Saturday night, invoking the nickname...
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Lance Stephenson gets the start at small forward for the Clippers
LATimes - over 2 years
The start of the season ended one bit of drama that had been grating on Doc Rivers. The Clippers coach no longer has to answer questions about who will start at small forward. At least for the moment. Rivers went with Lance Stephenson at the position as expected against the Sacramento Kings at...
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How the Indiana Pacers can become contenders again
isports web - almost 3 years
The 2014-2015 NBA season wasn’t kind to the Indiana Pacers. After two straight years among the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the team was decimated by injuries. Indiana suffered 219 total missed games due to injury over the course of the season. Paul George alone made up for 76 of those missed games. To start off the year, Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter for the Pacers from the 2013-14 season due to injuries and the loss of Lance Stephenson to free agency. Despite an atrocious start, the Pacers were able to bounce back and finish relatively strong, only to be eliminated from playoff contention in the final game of the regular season by the Memphis Grizzlies. George Hill had a solid season despite being slowed down by injuries Despite the disappointing year, it was not a total loss. There were a lot of positive takeaways from a season so full of hardships. When healthy, George Hill proved himself as a formidable starting point guard and helped will the Pacers t...
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 3 years
Charlotte, NC ( - Al Jefferson scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 103-94 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Charlotte never trailed in its fourth straight win. Mo Williams also netted 23 points with seven assists, Gerald Henderson scored 13 and Lance Stephenson had 11 points and eight boards off the bench. The struggling Raptors lost for the seventh time in eight games despite a combined 55 points from guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. No other Raptor reached double figures.
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Fox News - about 3 years
Charlotte, NC ( - Gerald Henderson scored 27 points on an efficient 10-of-15 shooting to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 94-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night. Brian Roberts scored all 12 of his points in the second half for the Hornets, who overcame an 11-point deficit late in the third to win their third straight game, including back-to-back games against Washington. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson and Jason Maxiell each posted 11 points in the win, with Maxiell blocking a career-high seven shots. The Wizards have dropped five straight games for the first time since they closed the 2012-13 season with six straight losses. Paul Pierce paced Washington with 19 points and John Wall registered 15 points with 13 assists in the loss. Wizards guard Bradley Beal left the game after just 11 minutes of action with soreness in his right big toe.
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Flurry of moves leaves NBA's Eastern Conference up for grabs
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Stephenson leaving Pacers for Hornets just the latest offseason domino to fall Lance Stephenson leaving the Pacers for Michael Jordan's Hornets continued the evening out of the Eastern Conference that started with the Pacers' dysfunction down the stretch of last season.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lance Stephenson
  • 2016
    On September 14, 2016, Stephenson signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.
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    On February 18, 2016, Stephenson was traded, along with a future first-round pick, to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jeff Green.
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  • 2015
    On June 15, 2015, Stephenson was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes.
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    On January 14, 2015, Stephenson returned from a 14-game absence due to a pelvic sprain and had 8 points in 19 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs.
  • 2014
    On October 29, 2014, he made his debut for the Hornets in their season opening game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
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    On July 18, 2014, Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
    On January 16, 2014, Stephenson scored a career-high 28 points in a win against the Knicks.
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  • 2013
    Stephenson recorded his third career triple-double, and his third of the season, on Sunday, December 22, 2013 in another Pacers win against the Celtics.
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    Stephenson had his second career triple-double on Friday, November 22, 2013 in a Pacers win against the Boston Celtics.
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    On November 11, 2013, against the Memphis Grizzlies, Stephenson recorded his first professional triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.
    On May 18, 2013, in game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New York Knicks, Stephenson recorded a career-high 25 points along with 10 rebounds and three assists to lead the Pacers to a win over the Knicks and advance to the conference finals against the Miami Heat.
  • 2012
    During the 2012–13 season, Stephenson became a regular starter for the Pacers due to the injury of Danny Granger.
    On April 25, 2012, Stephenson recorded his first career start for the Indiana Pacers and scored 22 points against the Chicago Bulls.
  • 2011
    On February 27, 2011, Stephenson made his NBA debut for the Pacers in a game against the Phoenix Suns.
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  • 2010
    On August 15, 2010, Stephenson was arrested for third-degree assault after allegedly pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs.
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    Stephenson signed a multi-year contract with the Pacers on July 22, 2010.
    He was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 40th pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.
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    On April 7, 2010, Stephenson announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft.
  • 2009
    In his only season at Cincinnati, 2009–10, Stephenson started 32 of 34 games he played.
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    Questions remained over Stephenson's eligibility because of his involvement in his documentary, but on November 6, 2009, the NCAA cleared him to play in Cincinnati's season opener against Prairie View A&M University on November 15 without missing any games.
    On June 30, Andy Katz of reported that Stephenson signed a financial aid agreement with the University of Cincinnati, and he joined the Bearcats for the 2009–10 season.
    In April 2009, another top recruit Xavier Henry, who had been released from his commitment to Memphis after coach John Calipari left to take the Kentucky job, announced he would play for Kansas.
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    In early 2009, Stephenson chose Kansas, St. John's and Maryland as his finalists, but he canceled two announcements, and his father said that he had narrowed his choice to Maryland and Arizona.
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    In April 2009, Stephenson played in the McDonald's All-American Game, finishing with 12 points, six assists and three steals.
    In March 2009, Stephenson led Lincoln High to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) class AA championship.
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    On February 15, 2009, Stephenson passed fellow Lincoln High School alumnus Telfair's previous record of 2,785 points in the Brooklyn borough title game to become the all-time leading scorer for high school basketball in New York State.
  • 2008
    In July 2008, Stephenson tried out for the United States national team's under-18 team, but was cut because of chemistry reasons.
  • 2007
    In 2007 as a high school junior he was named to the annual USA Todays All-USA boys basketball team, the only non-senior to be given that honor.
  • 2005
    In the summer of 2005, Stephenson enrolled at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, but he only attended the school for three days, before the school lost in the championship game of a youth league and he did not win the tournament MVP.
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  • 1990
    Born on September 5, 1990.
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