Despite nearly recording a triple double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in an 86-79 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, Stephenson suffered a knee injury and will not play Wednesday.
According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, veteran Danny Granger will get the start at small forward. That means Paul George will move to shooting guard, a lineup the Pacers used before Granger was injured at the start of the 2012-13 season.
Granger, who had 13 points and six rebounds Tuesday, has played in just nine games this year as he returns from multiple injuries. In 22.8 minutes per game, he’s averaging 9.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Granger is shooting 37.8% from the field, 35.3% from beyond the arc and 94.1% from the free throw line.
Stephenson is having the best season of his career, averaging 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while shooting 49.3% from the field, 35.0% from three and 69.9% from the charity stripe.
The Pacers and Hawks will tip at 7:30 pm EST.