Why Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton has dazzled in 5 games for Team USA

Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton forces Steve Kerr's hand in Team USA win
Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton forces Steve Kerr's hand in Team USA win /
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The Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton and Team USA have just completed their fifth and final exhibition game for Team USA, thus concluding the FIBA World Cup pre-tournament exhibition games. These games are more or less a series of practice exhibition games between countries to feel each other out before the tournament starts for real. This game in particular was quite exciting as Team USA had to fight back from as much as a 16-point third-quarter deficit to win 99-91 ultimately. This comeback was also sparked by Tyrese Haliburton himself as we will see in the review of the final game.

Tyrese Haliburton competed in five exhibition games with Team USA and certainly showed his skills on the world stage ahead of the World Cup. It’s very important to note that these exhibition games are basically friendly scrimmages and coaches and players are using these scrimmages to get used to each other and think of certain gameplans and ways to get wins during the actual tournament. This also includes lineup tinkering, which is why Tyrese not starting a single game during these games is not a big deal, as Steve Kerr ran the same lineup of Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards, Mikal Bridges, Brandon Ingram, and Jaren Jackson Jr. for all five games.

With that being said, we have five games to look over and give our thoughts on, so let’s get into the action!