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Pacers’ Lance Stephenson given pathetic taunting technical (VIDEO)

New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 18: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers celebrates in the game against the New York Knicks during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 18, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Really?

Lance Stephenson has really stepped up his game this season and Monday night put up a triple-double (13 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) with Tony Allen covering him a chunk of the night. That Memphis chose to stick arguably the best perimeter defender in the NBA on him speaks to how well Stephenson is playing right now.

He also picked up this taunting technical... which is not even close to what should be called a taunting tech. That was a ball fake to me. Referee Josh Tiven was close to the play with a very quick trigger.

For comparison, remember Kevin Garnett did not get a technical for this:

(Hat tip to The Point Forward at SI for the video)