Here are five takeaways from the
1. The Clippers are down two starters
Stephenson, who entered Wednesday's game averaging 4.9 points, had a season-high 19 points on eight-for-11 shooting against his former team -- he played for the Pacers from 2010-14. Stephenson claimed that his strong performance had nothing to do with wanting to impress his former colleagues.
"I just came into it like a regular game," Stephenson said, adding, "I really wasn't that amped for this game."
Griffin had 19 points, but it took him 18 shots to get them, and he made only seven of his 14 free throws. It was an off night for the the power forward, who entered Wednesday's game averaging 25 points on 54.1% shooting from the field, and 75.4% from behind the free-throw line.
Said Clippers Coach Doc Rivers: "I swear you're human, and you have games like that."
4. Fourth quarter collapse
The Pacers opened the fourth quarter with a 14-1 run to turn a three-point lead into a 16-point advantage in less than three minutes. The Clippers chipped away at the hole, cutting it to five points, 91-86, with just under three minutes left after Blake Griffin made a layup. But their fourth quarter start proved too much to overcome.
Said Rivers: "We clearly didn't have any offensive rhythm tonight."
5. One more at home