No, Lance Stephenson wasn’t open on the Pacers’ final play against the Cavaliers

Lynch’s definition for the phrase fluctuates as well. From a 2014 profile by Kevin Fixler:

Beast Mode, it’s part of the lifestyle, he says later. It’s pretty much self-explanatory. It gets thrown around loosely, I mean, all over. It’s not set to one specific thing like we’re football players or basketball players. Just if you are in your everyday life and you feel like you just accomplished something big that you had going on, then that’s Beast Mode. It’s an accomplishment, that you put yourself through something to get something better out of it. I feel that that’s Beast Mode.
Jack Doyle Mens Jersey However, the explanation that caught the most traction came in an interview with ex-teammate Michael Robinson released in December:

The Indiana Pacers lost the opening game of their first-round series to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-108, after LeBron James double teamed to get the ball out of Paul Georges hands on the games final possession. George then passed the ball to C.J. Miles, who missed the potential game-winning shot.
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But in coming with the double, some felt James left Lance Stephenson open underneath the basket.

It would have been near impossible for George to squeeze that pass to Stephenson. You can argue he tried to, but then pivoted and threw the ball to Miles after James fully committed with the double.

By the time Stephenson had made himself a target, Kyrie Irving had come over to help and James was in Georges face.

That pass would have led to a turnover. George made the right decision dishing it to Miles.

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