MIAMI, FL - MAY 24: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 24, 2014 in Miami,
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May 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 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.

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