"I think this stuff bothered us a little bit," the Pacers' fourth-year guard admitted after shoot-around at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, referring to his poking-of-the-bear comments directed towards LeBron James prior to Game 4 of these Eastern Conference finals.
"It's part of the game," Stephenson said. "I think I said some things that shouldn't have been said. Also Paul (George). We just gotta play basketball and stop worrying about all the other stuff."
In the locker room after Game 4, Stephenson said he had no regret about his comments.
"I can take the heat," he said.
We'll shall certainly see. Game five is Wednesday night at 8:30pm and the Pacers should let their game do the talking.
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