For the Cavaliers, Lance Stephenson does not deserve an 'extra effort'

Lance Stephenson certainly flavored the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' 104-100 victory in Game 4 over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday thanks to clashes with several Cavs, but Cleveland insists that Stephenson's antics will not affect his approach. "Honestly, it was nothing," Jeff Green told ESPN after Stephenson was whistled with a foul on him with 9.0 seconds left, when he tried to force a ball between two and ended up knocking Green down. "I mean, I may have reacted because I'm not going to let him do what he did, but other than that, it's nothing.

"He's not going to fight, I'm not going to fight, it's not worth it, I mean, if we want to fight, there's a big parking lot and we can fight, but in the end, my job is to maintain my composure, go to the free throws, score and then move on, it's not worth giving that extra energy to him. " Stephenson, as expected, also repeated his old conflict with LeBron James. With 6:12 in the fourth quarter, the Cavs called for a timeout with the 91-89 score in favor of Indiana, and Stephenson stayed in James' space as he returned to the Cleveland bench. James responded by pushing Stephenson with his forearm, resulting in a technical foul. It was only the 16th. technical foul called against James in 221 postseason games.Take a look at some of the best 1x2 soccer picks on the market.

"I mean, I should not even have had a technique," James said after the game. "There is a time called and this guy is following me to my bank." I gave him a little push and he falls into the middle of the court, please, but I should have known, I should know better, I've been dealing with this since elementary school [ It's like I was telling you a joke, you know, I tell you a joke and you laugh and you get caught, that's what happened Lance told me a joke, I laughed, the teacher caught me, now I have to go see the director, that's what happened. "

Later in the fourth, Stephenson got tangled up with James again in the defensive end, pinning him down and getting the referees to whistle a ball in between. Once the officials blew the whistle, pointing to the jump ball to come, Stephenson took the ball completely from James and held it over his head like a trophy he just won. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue laughed when Stephenson's name was mentioned during his post-match press conference, and called the actions of the Pacers forward as innocent.

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