No, folks. It’s not 2014. The year is 2022 and Stephenson is showing out.
In his first home game with the Pacers since the 2017-18 season, Stephenson came off the bench six minutes into the first quarter to give his team a spark. He did that and then some, scoring 20 straight points to give Indiana a lead at the end of the quarter.
The highlight of his record-setting run came at the buzzer, when he drilled a sidestep three-pointer over Nets’ forward James Johnson to extend the Pacers’ lead to five.
Stephenson’s first quarter performance was nothing short of historic. He became the first player in NBA history to score 20 points off the bench in the first