Lance Stephenson did what he could to spoil Kyrie Irving’s return by making some history of his own. Stephenson scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc, in 6:23 of first quarter playing time.
Stephenson became the first player in recorded NBA history to score 20 first quarter points off the bench. He finished with 30 points, as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Brooklyn Nets.
Stephenson recently joined Indiana on a 10-day hardship contract. This is his third go-around with the Pacers.