The Indiana Pacers pulled out a wild win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, defeating that team 116-115 with a crazy last-second shot.
The game-making shot was made by Andrew Nembhard but he was only one part of the win.
Tyrese Haliburton was the man who passed the ball to Nembhard, earning yet another assist.
Tyrese Haliburton is on a historical run of passing brilliance the last 2 weeks:
– 6 straight games with with 11+ AST
– 3 straight games with 11+ AST and 0 TOV (first player in NBA history to do this)
– 14+ AST in 5 out of his last 6 games pic.twitter.com/Lvyw0CPCPB
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Haliburton has been full of assists lately and has been playing some of the greatest basketball of his career.
Over the last two weeks, Haliburton has had 6 straight games with 11+ assists and has earned more than 14 assists in 5 out of those last 6 games.
Additionally, he also had 3 straight games with 11+ assists and 0 turnovers, making him the first player in the history of the NBA to do so.
Haliburton is leading his team in more than one way and has become a legitimate All-Star contender.
Haliburton’s Huge Help
Right now, Haliburton is averaging 19.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 11.3 assists a game.
He is leading the Pacers in both points and assists and is quite literally breaking records and making history.
Meanwhile, his Pacers are actually over-achieving and are currently the fourth team in the East with a record of 12-8.
Most people expected very little from Indiana this year and thought they’d possibly be blown up by the front office and dismantled for trades and draft picks.
But no matter where he plays next season, one thing is clear: Haliburton’s game is only getting better and he has what it takes to lead a team.