Stephenson, Pacers Burn Thunder
ORLANDO, Florida - Lance Stephenson was too much for The Oklahoma City Thunder to handle Tuesday afternoon, as he led the Indiana Pacers to a 78-74 Summer League victory.
Stephenson scored 28 points and dished out seven assists in 33 minutes of action.
Oklahoma City was led by Lazar Hayward and Reggie Jackson, who poured in 15 and 13 points, respectively.
First-round pick Perry Jones III had a quiet game, but played efficiently. Jones only shot the ball six times in his 23 minutes of action, but finished with eight points, four rebounds and three blocked shots.
Cole Aldrich had another disappointing game for OKC, finishing with five points, six boards and an astonishing seven fouls in only 18 minutes of play. Aldrich also had a team-worst -17 plus/minus.
Forward Latavious Williams provided a spark off the bench for the Thunder, scoring 10 points and hauling in nine rebounds in just 17 minutes. Williams made a splash a few years ago when he decided to bypass college basketball to go straight to the D-League. He averaged 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds two seasons ago for the Tulsa 66ers, and looked impressive last season playing in Spain.
Oklahoma City continues its Summer League slate tomorrow against the Detroit Pistons at noon CST.