Yahoo! NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Pacers shooting guards Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner got into a fist fight on Friday at a practice on the eve of the playoffs.
On the eve of this Eastern Conference series, the wobbling No. 1 seed punctuated its final playoff preparations in a most self-destructive way: Two Indiana Pacers dragged a cursing, cut Evan Turner out of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court, untangling him from a practice-floor fistfight with teammate Lance Stephenson.
HawksHoop explored the Pacers’ fractured chemistry in March. And although the Pacers won convincingly tonight to even the first round series 1-1, the television broadcast showed Stephenson standing behind the bench fuming in the first half after being taken out of the game. Stephenson started and played 25 minutes, scoring seven points with five assists, three rebounds and three turnovers. Turner played only 11 minutes and scored three points with two rebounds and two assists.