Is Tyrese Haliburton playing tonight against Boston Celtics? Latest injury update ahead of Game 4 (May 27)

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Is Tyrese Haliburton playing tonight against Boston Celtics? Latest injury update

Tyrese Haliburton is ruled out for game against the Boston Celtics for Indiana Pacers' Eastern Conference finals elimination Game 4 on Monday. Haliburton missed Game 3, too. He had the same status before the Pacers downgraded him to out hours before tipoff.

Haliburton exited Game 2 with multiple injuries and didn't return. He's reportedly tried to make a comeback with the season on the line. However, the extent of his injury seems concerning and he'll miss Monday's contest. With Haliburton sidelined for this game, the All-Star may have played his last game of the season, as Indiana isn't expected to avoid a sweep without him.

What happened to Tyrese Haliburton?

Haliburton was on the Pacers' injury report, citing a left hamstring soreness. He sustained a non-contact blow during the third quarter of Game 2 in Boston. He seemingly pulled a muscle after trying to change directions while guarding Jayson Tatum and immediately left the floor and never returned.

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Haliburton suffered a left hamstring injury on Jan. 9 against the Celtics, leading to 10 missed games. He has re-aggravated the same issue. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, he may have played his final game of the season.

The NBA insider compared the situation to the New York Knicks playing a hobbled OG Anunoby in Game 7 of the conference semis, who was also dealing with a hamstring injury. Wojnarowski said that the Pacers are unwilling to risk Haliburton's health with that hamstring, which could force him to miss Game 4 against his wishes.

Tyrese Haliburton 2024 NBA Playoffs Stats

Tyrese Haliburton averaged 18.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.3 steals, shooting on 49/38/85 splits in 15 outings in the playoffs. He had extreme highs and lows, but it was a solid run for a debut postseason appearance. Haliburton was key to the Pacers' conference finals run, their best result in 10 years.

With a year of playoff experience, the Pacers will be hopeful of replicating this achievement next year and probably play even better and prevail in the finals.

Where to watch Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Game 4?

ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast the Celtics-Pacers Game 4, while NBC Sports Boston and Bally Sports Indiana will provide coverage in local regions. Fans in the US can also watch the game online via DirecTV, Sling TV and Fubo.

Fans outside the US can catch live action via NBA League Pass. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET. A win sends Boston to the finals, ending the Pacers' season on their home court.

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