Tyrese Haliburton stole the show on Thursday night as he led the Indiana Pacers to a stunning upset victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the semifinal of the NBA In-Season Tournament.
The 23-year-old torched the Bucks with 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting, to go along with three triples, seven rebounds, 15 assists, a block, and ZERO turnovers (!) in 37 minutes of play.
Tyrese Haliburton Trolls Milwaukee Bucks’ Damian Lillard
It was also Haliburton who hit the Bucks with a huge dagger triple with less than a minute remaining in the ballgame. It proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Milwaukee:
TYRESE HALIBURTON, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
27 PTS, 15 AST 🤯
🏀 Pacers/Bucks on ESPN
🏆 Winner advances to Championship in Las Vegas on Saturday pic.twitter.com/fr6PhgMj21
— NBA (@NBA) December 8, 2023
To add insult to injury, Haliburton had to bust out Damian Lillard’s famed Dame Time celebration after hitting his clutch three. The Pacers superstar added a bit of a personal twist, though:
“I know what time it is.”
– Tyrese Haliburton. 🗣️🗣️
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 8, 2023
Damian Lillard has proven to be one of the most clutch players in league history, which is exactly why the Dame Time celebration has taken a life of its own through the years.
Well, it was Haliburton who came up with the heroics on Thursday night, and he just had to take a bit of a jab at the Bucks superstar with his own version of the famed celly.
As Haliburton said, he knows what time it is.
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