Jan 7, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Toronto 86-79. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson issued flop warning

Indiana Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson is having an excellent season.

Stephenson is putting up 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.

However, a knee injury kept him out of the Pacers 97-87 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night (he was replaced in the lineup by Danny Granger, who had 14 points on four-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes) and could miss Friday’s game when the Pacers host the Washington Wizards, although he has not been ruled out.

To make matters worse, Stephenson was issued a flop warning by the NBA on Thursday, according to Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk.

The Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson has been warned for a flop against the Toronto Raptors Jan. 7.

Stephenson and Kyle Lowry were both going for a loose ball under the basket, Stephenson got in front of Lowry and after a minor bit of contact reacted like there was a sniper in the third row.

Here is the video.

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