Tyrese Haliburton, an Indiana Pacers star, had to be helped off the court with a towel placed over his head after slipping awkwardly on Monday night.
In a 133-131 victory over the Boston Celtics at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Haliburton drove to the rim during the second quarter. As he approached the block, Haliburton’s leg slipped out from behind him, and he tumbled down to the court while performing the split.
This season, Haliburton has set a new career best in scoring with 24.2 points and has averaged 12.7 assists per game while playing for the Pacers.Tyrese Haliburton, a top player for the Indiana Pacers, experienced an unpleasant fall on the court on Monday night, and he needed to be taken off the field with a towel placed over his head during the process.
During the second quarter of his team’s victory over the Boston Celtics at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Haliburton completed a drive to the basket. The final score was 133-131. Haliburton’s leg slipped out from underneath him as he approached the block, and he tumbled down to the court while performing the splits. Both of these events occurred simultaneously.
Instantaneously, he rolled over and began grasping at his left leg, demonstrating that he was in a great deal of discomfort. It is important to note that he did not place any weight on his leg when he was being transported to the locker room.At halftime, the Pacers determined that Haliburton would not be able to continue playing and declared that his ailment was a strain to his left hamstring. There is currently no information available on the injury or the length of time he may be unable to play as a result of it; however, he is scheduled to get an MRI on Tuesday. Prior to his departure from the game, Haliburton had accumulated seven points and six assists.
This is the very first season that Haliburton has played for the Pacers in his whole career. This season, the former Iowa State athlete has averaged a career-high 24.2 points and a league-high 12.7 assists, both of which are league-highs. Over the course of this season, he guided the Pacers to the championship game of the NBA’s first-ever in-season tournament, which took place in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the Pacers were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the championship game.In the game that took place on Monday, the Pacers had a record of 20-15. On Saturday, they were defeated by the Celtics by a score of 118-101 in their previous game.
Although the Celtics were leading by nine points at the halftime break, the Pacers were able to recover the lead by outscoring them by eleven points in the third quarter without the assistance of Haliburton. Following the overturning of a foul call on Buddy Hield on the other end of the court, the Pacers had a chance to win the game at the buzzer; however, Bennedict Mathurin’s shot was not successful in hitting the target.
A second analysis, on the other hand, came to the conclusion that Kristaps Porzingis had indeed committed a foul on Mathurin during his final shot from beyond the shooting arc. This prompted him to take three shots from the free throw line, and he was successful in making two of them, which ultimately led to the Pacers achieving a victory by two points.
Despite coming off the bench, Mathurin led the Pacers in scoring with 26 points and made five of nine from beyond the arc. On the other hand, Myles Turner contributed 16 points and eight rebounds, while Aaron Nesmith scored 17 points.
After making 17 of 26 shots from the field, Jaylen Brown led the Celtics in scoring with 40 points from the field. Porzingis ultimately finished with 19 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, while Jrue Holiday contributed 21 points to the team’s total.