Woj: Haliburton’s Status In Doubt For Rest Of Series

4:55pm: Haliburton is listed as questionable for Game 4, Dustin Dopirak of the Indianapolis Star tweets.

11:06am: The Pacers find themselves in a 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference finals after dropping Saturday’s Game 3 in Indiana. The Pacers led for most of the game, but Boston used a late run — including a couple stupendous plays from Jrue Holiday — to secure the victory.

Before the game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on NBA Countdown that Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton, who missed Game 3 with a left hamstring injury, could miss the rest of the series (Twitter video link).

The Pacers are going to err on the side of caution with this left hamstring injury, and for that reason, you may have seen Tyrese Haliburton for the last time in this series,” Wojnarowski said.

Haliburton missed 10 games earlier in the season with a left hamstring strain, which is one reason why Indiana is wary of the All-NBA point guard returning too soon, according to Wojnarowski, who noted the 24-year-old is also on the U.S. Olympic team.

Certainly, they’re going to reassess this on Monday ahead of Game 4, but I think there’s real doubt that Tyrese Haliburton will be back in Game 4 — and perhaps even again in this series — as much as he would love to rejoin this Indiana team and try and give them a chance down 2-0 versus Boston,” Wojnarowski concluded (hat tip to Jordan Daly of NBC Sports Boston).

The Pacers showed last night that they can’t be discounted merely because their best player is out. Indiana went 7-6 without the Haliburton during the regular season.

Still, no team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit, and the Pacers were already underdogs against the East’s No. 1 seed. Monday’s Game 4 tips off at 7:00 pm CT.

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