2 Studs, 1 dud from Indiana Pacers big-time win over Chicago Bulls

The Indiana Pacers picked up a huge win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, so here are two studs and one dud from the game.

Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard, Tyrese Haliburton
Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard, Tyrese Haliburton / Emilee Chinn/GettyImages
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Stud - Tyrese Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton has been struggling as of late, particularly with his efficiency. Ever since the close of the In-Season Tournament, Haliburton hasn’t been able to find his footing in that area.

His playmaking has continuously come in clutch for the Indiana Pacers, but with him struggling to score efficiently, they haven’t been able to win at the same clip they were to start the year.

Luckily for the Pacers, Haliburton refound his shot against the Chicago Bulls, and if that weren’t enough, his passing was just as elite. He had what may have been his best playmaking game of the season.

Haliburton finished the night with 21 points, three rebounds, 20 assists, two steals, and one block while shooting 7-of-17 from the floor and 6-of-13 from behind the three-point arc.

With his performance, Haliburton put up the second-most assists in Pacers franchise history, with Jamaal Tinsley being the only guy in front of him, as he had 23 assists in a game in 2001.

Indiana’s dependence on Haliburton is more clear than ever, as even though Myles Turner, Buddy Hield, and Bennedict Mathurin had solid scoring nights, Haliburton’s impact was as clear as day.

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Putting up 20 assists in a game is absurd, and in the case if Haliburton and the Pacers on Thursday night, they needed it.