Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton and Team USA lose to Canada: First Half
Tyrese Haliburton got subbed in with about four minutes left in the first quarter and recorded a single block before the quarter ended. This was a far cry from his usual first-quarter performances, as he usually threw some assists and hit a shot or two during the quarter. Team USA was struggling, as Canada led by nine points when the first quarter ended.
Haliburton was a bit more active in the second quarter, getting his first assist with less than a minute gone in the second quarter, driving and dishing to Bobby Portis for a layup.
Haliburton continued to do his thing for the rest of the first half, getting a few rebounds and four more assists, along with a steal, before getting subbed out with 2:20 remaining in the first half.
Canada’s lead was cut to two by the end of the half, and it looked like we were in for an exciting ball game, with USA going on a 19-2 run, even taking the lead before Canada took it back to end the half.
The Pacers point guard played fairly well in the first half, but Team USA just couldn’t pull away from Canada, a team chock full of NBA players. The first half of the game screamed “wire-to-wire ball game,” and that’s exactly what ended up happening.