They took on the 76ers for the second game in a row, but this time around, it was the other Tyrese, Tyrese Haliburton, who had the last laugh as he led the Pacers to a 132-126 win over the 76ers.
Indiana managed to snap the 76ers’ eight-game win streak that lasted from their Opening Night loss to the Milwaukee Bucks up to this point. It was perhaps the Pacers’ best win of the season, as they established themselves as a true force in the Eastern Conference.
Let’s take a look at two studs and one dud from the game.
Stud - Tyrese Haliburton
Again, Tyrese Haliburton was the one who led the Pacers to the win, and he was by far the best player on Indiana, but at this point, shouldn’t that be expected?
Obviously, Haliburton deserves all the credit in the world for his performance against the 76ers. He put up 33 points, seven rebounds, 15 assists, two steals, and a block while shooting 11-of-18 from the field and 7-of-12 from beyond the arc.
But that’s the way he’s been playing all year. The numbers were obviously up in this game, but Haliburton has been on a tear all season. He’s always going to be a stud.
Without Haliburton, the Pacers aren’t the same team, and that definitely was the case in this game, because he was absolutely phenomenal.