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Missing Game 3, Tyrese Haliburton Finds Himself on the Injury List Yet Again Ahead of Game 4

Abhishek Dhariwal

Missing Game 3, Tyrese Haliburton Finds Himself On The Injury List Yet Again Ahead Of Game 4

The Indiana Pacers are just a loss away from being eliminated from the ECF after going down 0-3 against the Boston Celtics. Moreover, their star point guard, Tyrese Haliburton, left midway in Game 2 and wasn’t available for the next game. Desperate to keep their championship hopes alive, the Pacers’ chances of winning Game 4 take a severe hit as Hali is still on the injury list.

As per the official injury report, Haliburton has been listed as ‘Questionable’ by the Pacers due to soreness in his left hamstring. 

He was a big part of the Pacers’ offense in winning their previous series against the New York Knicks. His three-point shooting and explosive first halves gave his team the edge to come out on top.

In Game 1 against the Celtics, the two-time NBA All-Star added a team-high 25 points and 10 assists. In his absence in Game 3, TJ McConnell took up the responsibilities behind their all-star starter, and added 23 points, along with nine rebounds and six assists.

However, it wasn’t enough to avoid their loss. More than the numbers, the team missed Hali’s ability to turn up during crucial in-game situations and clutch moments.

If the guard misses out on Game 4, all hopes land on Pascal Siakam and Myles Turner to keep the team alive in the tournament. Riding on a lucky post-season campaign, it seems Joe Mazzulla’s squad will once again get an easy entry into the next round, the 2023-24 NBA Finals.

Further, the Celts have also been playing without their All-Star big man, Kristaps Porzingis. However, they have adjusted fairly well in his absence because of his regular injury woes. The All-Star tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown has kept the team ahead almost in every post-season situation, thus far.

Even though no team has ever come up and won from a 0-3 hole, Game 4 will be a must-win for the Pacers to keep their aspirations alive. Additionally, they will need their floor general’s services.

Post Edited By:Hitesh Nigam

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Abhishek Dhariwal

Abhishek Dhariwal


A fan of the sport since the late 2000s, Abhishek has been covering the game of basketball for the past five years now. Having done his masters in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek prides himself in being referred to as a sports journalist at The SportsRush. A fan of the San Antonio Spurs since the Tim Duncan era, Abhishek has an extensive knowledge of the sport and has covered more than 1500 articles. Having a firsthand experience of the sport, Abhishek has represented his city and state at a district and national level. And it is the same level of expertise he aims to bring while covering extensive topics both on and off the court of your favorite basketball stars.

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