Pacers' Stephenson wishes he had stayed quiet
MAY 28, 2014 2:25p ET
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers guard Lance Stephenson says he made a mistake by taking his trash talk public.
Following an early-afternoon shoot around Wednesday in Indianapolis, Stephenson said he and Paul George both said things they shouldn't have.
Miami leads the Eastern Conference finals 3-1 and can wrap up the series Wednesday night in Indy.
NBA officials fined George $25,000 for criticizing the officiating in Game 4. George said he expected the fine after complaining about "home cooking" and saying Indiana "outplayed" Miami everywhere except the free-throw line in Monday's 102-90 loss.
But Stephenson faced the most scrutiny after suggesting, prior to Game 4, that LeBron James' trash talk on the floor was a "sign of weakness."
Stephenson said he should have kept his thoughts private, and he called it a learning experience.