Report: Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton out for Game 3

Indiana Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton will miss Saturday night’s Eastern Conference finals Game 3 at Indianapolis against the Boston Celtics, according to an ESPN report, and might not be ready for Monday’s Game 4.

Haliburton, who was named to the All-NBA team this week, suffered a hamstring injury during Thursday’s Game 2 in Boston and left in the third quarter.

The Celtics, who hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, listed guard Jrue Holiday (illness) as questionable on the injury report Saturday afternoon.

Haliburton led the NBA in assists, dishing out 10.9 per game to complement his 20.1 points per game as the Pacers defied the skeptics and went 47-35 during the regular season.

The Pacers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks in the first two playoff rounds before falling into an 0-2 hole against Boston.

Haliburton has played an average of 34.8 minutes during Indiana’s 15 postseason games, scoring 18.7 points per game and leading the team with 8.2 assists per game.

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