In an impressive all-around performance, Lance Stephenson finished with 20 points and recorded 11 rebounds and 7 assists to help the Indiana Pacers pull out a close one against the Charlotte Bobcats, 99-94. Indiana (20-3) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Stephenson went 9-14 (1-3 from three-point range) in a quality offensive outing. Other key players for Indiana included Roy Hibbert with 18 points and 11 rebounds, David West with 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Paul George with 10 points and 5 assists. On 9-18 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line, Al Jefferson put up 21 points for Charlotte in the loss. He also registered 9 rebounds. Kemba Walker chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds.
This drops Charlotte (10-13) to 0-2 against Indiana on the year.
Coming up next, the Pacers play the Detroit Pistons, who are 10-13 on the year. The Bobcats match up with the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 10-11 this season. The Pacers are 1-0 versus Detroit this season.