Skip to content

Report: Spatting George Hill and Lance Stephenson separated by teammates during loss to Spurs

Apr 1, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT

Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks Getty Images

Think tensions are high in Indiana?

The Pacers have lost five of six and 10 of 16. They’ve even dropped three straight, each by at least 13 points. Suddenly, they trail the Heat in the standings

Every little problem between teammates, the type of issues that usually get swept under the rug when everyone is happy and winning, is being amplified right now.

In their loss to the Spurs, a new problem exposed itself. Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

During a timeout in the second half, George Hill got into a verbal confrontation with Lance Stephenson on the bench and they had to be separated by teammates.

Who knows what they were arguing about? It might not matter, a trivial dispute that boiled over because tensions are high for other reasons.

If there’s a more serious disconnect between Hill and Stephenson, obviously that must be addressed. But if the bickering lacks basis, the solution is simple.

The Pacers need to stop in-fighting, and they need to win. Either could come first, and the latter will probably follow.

Latest Posts
  1. James Ennis allows Heat to push back decision on him until opening night

    Jul 28, 2015, 12:40 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers Getty Images

    Ennis will get the chance to prove his case in training camp.

  2. Gregg Popovich missed games last November due to heart procedure

    Jul 27, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich Gregg Popovich

    Larry Brown said the condition had Popovich thinking about retirement.

  3. Larry Bird says Stephen Curry, himself in mix for best deep shooter ever

    Jul 27, 2015, 6:59 PM EDT

    Larry Bird Larry Bird

    Bird also says Jordan would destroy him one-on-one right now.

  4. Report: Heat will pick up contract of Tyler Johnson, as expected

    Jul 27, 2015, 6:32 PM EDT

    Tyler Johnson AP

    James Ennis seems on the bubble with Miami.

  5. Roy Hibbert pleased to have a coach who played in NBA (psst: it’s Byron Scott)

    Jul 27, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Four Getty Images

    Center goes from Frank Vogel to Byron Scott and is happy about it

  6. Will Bucks arena deal pass Wisconsin Assembly?

    Jul 27, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks New Court Getty Images

    Key Democrat implies it’s not a certainty

  7. Report: Kings trying to hire Bobby Jackson, too

    Jul 27, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers Getty Images

    Vlade Divac is trying to put the band back together

  8. Report: Cavaliers sign Matthew Dellavedova

    Jul 27, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT

    2015 NBA Finals - Game Six Getty Images

    Did he accept the qualifying offer?

  9. Pacers sign Shayne Whittington, guarantee his salary for this season

    Jul 27, 2015, 12:11 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Orlando Magic White Getty Images

    Indiana apparently liked what is saw from undrafted free agent last season

  10. Heat trade Zoran Dragic, second-rounder to Celtics

    Jul 27, 2015, 11:25 AM EDT

    Zoran Dragic, Stanley Johnson, Jared Berggren AP

    Protected second-round pick going back to Celtics

  11. Report: LeBron James OKs Mike Miller trade

    Jul 27, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

    2015 NBA Finals - Game Three Getty Images

    Miller reportedly wanted to leave Cavaliers for a team that would play him more

  12. Reports: Knicks signing Darion Atkins, Wesley Saunders

    Jul 27, 2015, 9:32 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Virginia Getty Images

    Both players to receive partially guaranteed contracts

  13. Report: Thunder, Grizzlies, Mavericks interested in Mike Miller

    Jul 27, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    2015 NBA Finals - Game Two Getty Images

    If Miller wants to be on a contender, it may not happen before the season starts.

  14. Gary Vitti, Laker trainer for everyone from Magic through Kobe Bryant, to retire after next season

    Jul 27, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Getty Images

    If he ever writes a biography of his time with the team, that will be a must read.

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Bryant (2993)
  2. S. Curry (2921)
  3. K. Durant (2245)
  4. J. Fredette (2238)
  5. T. Hansbrough (2150)
  1. L. James (2061)
  2. B. Haywood (2054)
  3. I. Thomas (1960)
  4. C. Copeland (1872)
  5. P. Prigioni (1867)