Jan 18, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Los Angeles 106-92. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Pacers’ Lance Stephenson fined $5,000 for flopping


Jan 18, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Los Angeles 106-92. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a fantastic season for Indiana Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson.

The third-year guard is averaging 13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game and his Pacers have the league’s best record at 33-7.

However, not everything has gone well.

Stephenson was issued his first flopping just two weeks ago in a game against the Toronto Raptors. During that game, Stephenson and Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry were chasing a loose ball down around the basket. After small contact between the two, Stephenson slammed to the ground in what was an obvious embellishment (The NBA posted the video here).

This time, Stephenson was fined for flopping in Monday night’s victory over the Golden State Warriors. Stephen tried to get position on Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson and again flew to the ground after very minor contact (The NBA posted that video as well and you can find that here).

Stephenson was also fined $5,000 for flopping during last season’s Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.

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