Lance Stephenson gets 5th triple double in win over Thunder
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The Pacers have had triple double threats like Mark Jackson and Detlef Shrempf over the years but it’s Lance Stephenson, with his league leading 5 triple doubles, that became the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat 5 times – beating Shrempf’s record that has stood for 21 years.
The big game for Lance couldn’t have come at a better time either as Paul Geroge missed 11 of his 17 shots, Roy Hibbert continued to be MIA (0-9 fg) and George Hill and Evan Turner only made 1 field goal each in the 102-97 victory over the Thunder.
“We’re going to treat it (the season finale) like a playoff game. We have to get that No. 1 spot,” Stephenson said. “That’s what we wanted from the beginning of the season so we have to take it, not get it, we have to take it.”
If the Pacers win on Wednesday at Orlando or the Heat lose 1 of their next 2 games, the Pacers will have the #1 seed in the East.