Tyrese Haliburton ruled questionable for Game 3

Tyrese Haliburton has not been ruled out of Game 3 yet, but his questionable status still leaves questions for fans.
Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics - Game Two
Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics - Game Two / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages

Tyrese Haliburton has not been scratched from the Game 3 lineup just yet, but fans can't rejoice just yet.

After the Pacers' 110-126 Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics to go down 0-2 in the series, the only thing fans could truly focus on was Tyrese Haliburton's injury status. Haliburton left the game in the third quarter and did not return for the rest of the game.

In fact, he did not even return to the bench, ending his night in the locker room and walking with a noticeable limp to the team bus. During the game, it was revealed that Haliburton was feeling the effects of a sore left hamstring, which was the same hamstring he had been feeling the effects of since January. Afterwards, Rick Carlisle stated that they would get more information on his status the following day, and even more on Sunday, the day of Game 3.

Sure enough, on Friday, the Pacers' injury report came out and listed Haliburton as questionable due to left hamstring soreness. This isn't the greatest news ever, as it does not guarantee that he is healthy enough to play in Game 3, but it is about the best news you can hope for since there was a chance he could have already been ruled out for Sunday's game or even the rest of the series.

With Haliburton being listed as questionable and Games 3 and 4 being in front of Indiana's home crowd, there is a good chance Haliburton decides to tough it out and play in front of his fans despite his hamstring still bothering him. With Indiana's undefeated home record in jeopardy on Saturday, the return of Tyrese Haliburton can be exactly what the team needs to get their act together and protect home court, as well as prolong the series and avoid an insurmountable 0-3 deficit.

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Only time will tell if Haliburton is ready for Game 3. If the questionable status is anything to go by, combined with the fact that he has played every game these playoffs despite being listed as questionable for many of them, we may very well see Number 0 back on the floor very soon.