Pacers Links: Paul George, Lance Stephenson put Pacers in Beast Mode against Cavs

Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers young wing players are causing all kinds of matchup problems for opponents with Cleveland serving as the latest victims.

The Pacers are rolling out of the gate at 3-0 after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Satruday night. All issues were easily masked (21 turnovers?) with the strong play of Paul George and Lance Stephenson leading the way.

Speaking of Stephenson, he is rising to lethal levels of production that simply make the Pacers a fierce squad to deal with on a nightly basis. If he can maintain this impact consistently, the young fella will outgrow his "Born Ready" moniker. In fact, last night after snaring a defensive rebound and then bounding up the floor with the ball all I could think of was my man, Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks -- Beast Mode.

Check out this picture from the Indy Star last night, with Lance personifying Beast Mode on the hardwood.

In the links, check out Mark Montieth's story on Lance where he touches on his future as a free agent that doesn't want to go anywhere.

The Future Can Wait, Stephenson Giving the Pacers a Great Present | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Cavaliers at Pacers - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 89, Cavaliers 74 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

George, Stephenson spark Pacers past Cavs - 1070 The Fan

Pacers beats Cavaliers 89-74 - AP

Highlight: Paul George with a Big Dunk vs. Cavs | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers improve to 3-0 with 89-74 pasting of Cleveland | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Bigger, better Indiana Pacers clobber Cleveland Cavaliers, 89-74 | cleveland.com

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Final Score: Pacers smother Cavs, 89-74 - Fear The Sword

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown watches Elijah Brown play for Butler in Saturday matinee | cleveland.com

Sunday Shootaround: Bill Russell's statue allows Boston to properly remember his legacy - SBNation.com

Consistent Stephenson leads Pacers past Cavaliers - Indy Sports Legends

Post-Game Grades: Pacers Smack Around the Cavs | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Hibbert: "Defense prevails over everything" | Pacers Insider

Hall of Famer Walt Bellamy dies at 74 | The Point Forward - SI.com

Sixers’ Tony Wroten with the monster rejection against Derrick Rose (VIDEO) | ProBasketballTalk

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