Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton set an NBA record never seen before

Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana pacers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana pacers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The Indiana Pacers may not be making further headlines this season with the team headed to the lottery for the third straight year, but the team definitely had a very encouraging campaign, to say the least. In fact, the team even managed to forge some records for themselves despite their unalluring win-loss card.

First-time All-Star Tyrese Haliburton, the one at the crux of all the bright spots in Indianapolis, has set a never-before-seen NBA record in his first full season with the Pacers. As the new alpha in the Circle City, the 23-year-old will certainly continue carving up a name for himself in the record books, but the one he just etched will inarguably be one for the history books.

Indiana Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton just set a never-before-seen NBA record

With the Pacers having shown all indications that Haliburton will not be returning for the final stretch of the season, he finishes his 2022-23 campaign posting career-highs in points (20.7), and assists (10.4) per contest. He’s one of only three players to average at least 20 markers and 10 dimes this season, but he stands out among the pack by being the lone player to shoot at least 40 percent on three-pointers, finishing the year shooting exactly 40 percent from downtown.

And in case you did not know, no one has ever done that before in the history of the NBA. Even perennial 20-10 guys in the points-assists department such as Chris Paul, James Harden, and Trae Young have never accomplished that feat.

Clearly, Haliburton has been an excellent facilitator this season while being an efficient machine as a scorer. His uncanny decision-making in picking his spots and knowing when to pull the trigger has catapulted him into the discussion among the league’s best point guards. And his case will only get stronger from here on out.

The Indiana Pacers lack the winning pedigree to bolster his case right now, but with a record-breaker in Tyrese Haliburton propelling them as a franchise centerpiece, fans can surely look forward to more wins in the future — if not records, too.

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