Pacers G Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring) exits Game 2

League: NBA

Posted on: 24 May, 2024 at 04:04 AM

Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton to a sore left hamstring in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Haliburton, 24, left with 3:44 remaining in the third quarter of Indiana's 126-110 road loss and did not return. The Pacers' second-leading scorer in the playoffs (19.3 points per game) finished with 10 points and eight assists in 28 minutes.

"Losing Ty for the game obviously is a big blow," Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said. "We'll know more (Friday) and even more Saturday. ... I know you want details. I don't have much."

The Pacers trail the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals 2-0, with Game 3 set for Saturday night in Indianapolis. Indiana is 6-0 at home in this postseason.

Haliburton, who had 25 points and 10 assists in Game 1, missed 10 games with a left hamstring strain suffered Jan. 8 against the Celtics. On that occasion, he had to be helped off the floor after a slip and fall.

--Field Level Media