Tyrese vs Greece: First Half
Steve Kerr only waited 7 minutes this time to check Haliburton in, subbing him in with 4:57 left in the first quarter, and Tyrese did not make him wait long for results, hitting his favorite target, Cam Johnson 15 seconds later for the open 3
This Haliburton and Cam Johnson connection has produced some very exciting plays recently, and the people have taken notice of this.
Tyrese would get back to distributing soon after, this time getting it to Bobby Portis inside for the bank shot.
Tyrese would not only look for others in the first quarter, taking matters into his own hands for the creative drive and layup finish in traffic.
Tyrese would further cement his impact in the second quarter with another highlight assist, this time to Paolo Banchero after skillfully faking out 2 Greek defenders, leading to Banchero’s dunk, which left the commentators in awe.
Soon after, Tyrese would continue his playmaking ways, once again hitting his favorite target, Cam Johnson for another 3-pointer. before getting subbed out with 7:22 left in the first half. He would get subbed back in with 46 seconds left but would not log any stats for the rest of the half and would get taken back out at the start of the 3rd quarter.
Haliburton would finish the first half with 2 points (1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT), 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 turnover, and 1 foul in only 8 minutes of play. One could assume that he was saving his best performance for the second half as he has been doing the past three games.