Lance Stephenson has left the Pacers' game against the Hawks with a lower back injury after taking a nasty fall about four minutes into the third quarter. He was fouled on the play and actually made the shot, but he was taken to the locker room afterward and is doubtful to return as Indiana leads Atlanta comfortably in the fourth.
Oof. It was a hell of a fall, too. Stephenson went flying through the air and was upended before somehow being able to make the shot, but he then hit the ground as his legs tumbled over his head once he landed. He seemed to be OK after shooting the and-1 free throw at the time, which is crazy.
Courtesy of Matt Moore (@hpbasketball).
Stephenson registered 10 points, four rebounds and six turnovers before the injury, which is being reported as a sore lower back.
Hawks broadcast just said Lance is doubtful to return with a sore lower back. Yeah, I'd imagine so.— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) February 5, 2014