Indiana Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton is a winner on and off the court.
The 23-year-old All-Star made headlines in Thursday's NBA In-Season Tournament semifinal victory over the Bucks. His girlfriend, Jade Jones, was also in the audience at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at that game.
Haliburton isn't considered a big-time star yet, but he certainly became a star with 27 points, 15 assists, and zero turnovers, helping Indiana defeat Milwaukee 128-119 and advance to the championship game. Added to the topic.
Jones was seen wearing a snakeskin bodysuit with Halliburton's last name written on the front, according to a photo she shared on her Instagram page.
“Go Pacer,” she wrote above a photo of the court, which she shared to her Instagram Story.
She also posted a behind-the-scenes snap of “Inside the NBA” staff filming Thursday's show.
The couple started dating while they student at Iowa State University, Haliburton played college basketball and Jones was a cheerleader.
Halliburton and Jones celebrated we spent 4 years together During April.
The point guard, who earned his first All-Star selection in February, became a bona fide breakout star in the NBA's first in-season tournament.
With less than a minute left in the game, Haliburton hits his chest after making his third 3-pointer of the night, seemingly mocking Bucks guard Damian Lillard's “Dame Time” celebration. It looked like.
Halliburton looked down at his wrist and yelled, “It's our time!”
The small-market Pacers aren't the flashiest franchise in the league.
In Indiana Only one video game scheduled for 2023-2024 schedulefive games will be played on NBA TV.
However, the Pacers will be featured on national television for the third time in a row, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and title game of the in-season tournament to be broadcast on TNT, ESPN and ABC.
The Pacers will face LeBron James' Lakers in Saturday night's final after Los Angeles defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 133-89 in the other semifinal game.
Indiana enters the matchup as an underdog with star power at stake.
The Lakers have 40 televised games scheduled across the country this season. That includes 11 games on TNT, 11 games on ESPN, 6 games on ABC, and 12 games on NBA TV.
“We're playing the right way and we're shocking the world right now. We're going to keep doing that.” halliburton said after Thursday's win over the Bucks. “And I know as long as I play the right way, I can be in every basketball game.”
Indiana's bench also improved and outperformed Milwaukee's reserves.
“Yeah, our bench really made a difference in today's game,” Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said. “If you look at the plus-minus, it’s clear they played an important role.”
The Pacers' reserves were a combined plus-62, while the Bucks' bench was a minus-46.
“I know a lot of people don't always watch us play, but we really have one of the best benches in the NBA, if not the best bench in the NBA,” Haliburton said. Told. “We're a really deep team with a variety of guys that can contribute. I think we have a lot of players that people aren't too familiar with, but definitely they'll become familiar quickly.”