Lance Stephenson has given us a different vibe

“It’s not even about stats. It’s just about a different kind of energy that we really need,” stated Carlisle, “Lance has given us a different vibe as a team.” “He’s great. He’s my guy,” included Sabonis, “Me and him have a chemistry in the pick-and-roll. He does a great job in reading the game.”

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
On Lance Stephenson and Domas Sabonis reunited and pairing so well together, Lance’s happiness for the video game and spirit that has actually awakened this group and the fan base:… – 1:41 AM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
“Imma keep rockin with these. These are my Like Mikes right now.”
— Lance Stephenson on his “Born Ready” AND1 Tai Chi PEs. PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Pacers opened a lineup area by waiving Kelan Martin. Truly seems like that area needs to go to Lance Stephenson. He’s played fantastic on this 10-Day. – 10:09 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lance Stephenson, Domantas Sabonis notch career-highs in #Pacers‘ win over Jazz… via @indystar9:48 PM

Mark Montieth @MarkMontieth
One reason @Lance Stephenson is so valuable for the @Indiana Pacers now it is that Carlisle is so laid-back. He’s a much better coach for a psychological group than an easygoing group and Stephenson brings a psychological and macho component that was frantically required. – 9:42 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Rick Carlisle: “Tremendous effort by our guys. … Sabonis was spectacular. Stephenson was tremendous. … Lance has given us a different vibe as a team. The spark he provides, the personality. … There’s a change in our team.” #Pacers9:39 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
“Sabonis was spectacular. Stephenson was tremendous,” Carlisle states postgame.
“Lance has given us a different vibe as a team,” he includes. – 9:38 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Last: #Pacers 125, Jazz 113
Indiana snaps a 6-game losing streak.
Domantas Sabonis with a career-high 42 points and six rebounds. Lance Stephenson with 16 points and a career-high 14 helps off the bench. – 9:27 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz lose 125-113 to the Pacers; 0-2 vs. Indiana this season. Indiana snaps a 6-game losing streak.
Sabonis: 42 points on 18-22 FG.
Stephenson: 16 points, 14 ast.
Mitchell: 36 points, 9 ast.
Bogdanovic: 21 points, 6 rebs.
Detroit next on Monday. – 9:24 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers end their losing streak and beat allure 125-113. They sweep Utah this season. Big nights from Lance Stephenson (16 points, 6 rebounds, 14 helps) and Domantas Sabonis (42 points, 6 rebounds, 3 helps) made is possible. Profession nights all around. Pacers are now 15-25. – 9:23 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Sabonis ratings a career-high 42pts, Stephenson with 16pts and career-high 14asts as the Pacers beat allure 125-113 to end a six-game losing streak.
Strong surface too. Pacers scored 35pts in the fourth.
Up next: at Celtics on Mon. – 9:23 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lance Stephenson simply connected his career-high in helps with 13. Sabonis had a brand-new career-high with 39 points. #Pacers9:14 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Lance Stephenson has 12 helps, one shy of his profession high from 2015. This is his very first video game with more than 10 helps because that video game also. Crushing it in the setup video game tonight. – 9:10 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Lance no look pass to Domas to get Sabonis to 35 points. Stephenson has 9 helps tonight and his effectiveness with pocket passes on post entries has been a huge and obvious positive compared to the Pacers of 2021. Pacers up 6 with 6:50 to go. – 9:03 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol Lance Stephenson just threw a DIME to Domantas Sabonis for a dunk. #Pacers lead 101-95 with 6:50 left. – 9:03 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
End of 3Q: #Pacers 90, Jazz 86
Domantas Sabonis has 30 pts and 5 rbs.
Lance Stephenson with 16 pts, 7 asts and just 1 TO. – 8:48 PM

Mark Montieth @MarkMontieth
Stephenson is the Pacers’ cool-headed quarterback, just as you predicted he would be 10 years ago. – 8:47 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
I would like to congratulate Lance Stephenson for climbing atop my favorite active NBA player list. – 8:45 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Halftime: #Pacers 61, Jazz 52
Domantas Sabonis 24 points , Duane Washington Jr. 9, Lance Stephenson 9, Myles Turner 8. I’d call that balance.
Donovan Mitchell has 16. – 8:07 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
End of 1Q: #Pacers 33, Jazz 27
Domantas Sabonis is 7-of-7 with 18 points.
Lance Stephenson 5 points and 4 assists. – 7:36 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Watched about five possessions of Lance Stephenson so far. His video game has gotten more mature in his time away. This is immediately evident. Much more patient in PNR than he used to be. Jumper form looks good. He deserves a ton of credit. He’s worked on his video game – 7:28 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lance Stephenson simply dropped off a dime to Sabonis for a layup. He said their chemistry was pretty good from having played together years back and it showed on that play. #Pacers7:23 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Biggest cheer of the night so far was for Lance Stephenson checking in. – 7:22 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Sabonis 4-4 with 11 points so far. Lance Stephenson and Chris Duarte check in. #Pacers7:22 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
New podcast with @NatJNewell!! We talked about Lance Stephenson — I booed Nat when he tried to downplay the greatest #Pacers gamer ever (sorry Reggie) — the group’s COVID-19 out break, Rick Carlisle’s discuss Dirks’s jersey retirement,… – 2:02 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Upgraded Pacers cap sheet after lots of relocations:
-Kelan Martin waived
-Oshae Brissett, Keifer Sykes ensured
-Lance Stephenson, Ahmad Caver, Justin Anderson included as difficulties
-Repaired minimum income calculator (oops)
Pacers have more luxury tax and tough cap (if required) versatility: PM

More on this story

Scott Agness: Kevin Pritchard pissed off a minimum of a couple of individuals with his remarks. And mostly, it’s this one quote, “We’ve got to figure out how to manufacture that real star.” -through Spotify / December 11, 2021

Scott Agness: Pacers center Myles Turner after another loss: “Eventually you got to put your foot down and do something about it, man. We can’t be an organization or a team that accepts mediocrity. And that’s what we’ve been playing like. So we got to up the ante — somehow, some way.” -through Twitter @ScottAgness / December 4, 2021

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.