MILWAUKEE — Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton is not going to play on Thursday evening in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks, and can miss at the least the subsequent three video games on account of an ankle harm, head coach Rick Carlisle confirmed throughout his pre-game media press convention.
“Tyrese’s ankle, it is gonna be some time, Carlisle mentioned. “Not gonna give a timetable, however he will certainly not play any of the subsequent three video games, I’m sure of that.”
Carlisle added that the harm occurred throughout observe.
Haliburton, who made his first All-Star Game look final month, has been the Pacers’ finest participant all season lengthy. His 20.8 factors and 10.4 assists per recreation are each career-high marks, and he is capturing 48.8 p.c from the sector and 40.3 p.c from 3-point land. He is one in every of 4 gamers within the league averaging at the least 20 factors and 10 assists, together with James Harden, Nikola Jokic and Trae Young; of these 4, Haliburton turns the ball over the least and is second solely to Jokic in effectivity.
His influence on the Pacers in his first full season with the membership has been immense. In the 54 video games that he is performed, the Pacers are 28-26; within the 15 video games he is missed on account of harm they’re 3-12. If he had stayed wholesome for all the season, they possible would have completed proper round .500 and been within the combine to get again within the playoffs for the primary time since 2020. But due to his well being issues, they’re caught in twelfth place within the Eastern Conference at 31-38, one recreation behind the tenth place Washington Wizards.
Based on how Carlisle was speaking, it appears possible that Haliburton might miss extra than simply three video games. Regardless, their play-in hopes at the moment are hanging by a thread. This merely is not a superb workforce with out their scoring and passing chief, and so they have a tough closing schedule that features seven extra video games in opposition to the top-five groups within the Eastern Conference.
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