Indiana Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton has been one of the best players in the NBA during the 2023-24 regular season. While maybe not a household name with casual fans, that should soon change.
In the first-ever NBA In-Season Knockout Round game, Haliburton helped lead the Pacers to a victory over the Boston Celtics. It was a historic performance by the All-Star guard, who became only the third player in NBA history to record a 25+ point, 10+ rebounds, 10+ assist triple-double with zero turnovers before the age of 23.
Doing so in a standalone game on national television makes it that much more impressive as all the eyes of NBA fans were on those games. While game singular performance was very impressive for Haliburton, he has been putting up eye-popping stats all season.
He joined Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only players in NBA history to average at least 25 points with 10 assists while shooting at least 50 percent from the field and 40 percent on 3-pointers for an entire month. In November, Haliburton averaged 28.6 points and 11.7 assists per game, shooting 53.2 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from 3-point range.
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If things continue trending in this direction, yet another record is going to be broken by Haliburton. According to Synergy Basketball on X, formerly known as Twitter, Haliburton is averaging 73 points per 40 minutes created, assisted or scored. That puts him on pace to break the current NBA record.
Haliburton is in the midst of what looks to be a very special season. While his name hasn’t come up in MVP talks often, that could change in the coming weeks and months, especially if the Pacers continue playing winning basketball.
For the season, the Iowa State product is averaging 26.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 11.9 assists per game. He is currently leading the league in assists per game on a tidy .521/.447/.881 shooting split.
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