Pacers beat Celtics 133-131 after Tyrese Haliburton injured hamstring…

Darvin Ham said Jeanie Buss’ support won’t last long as the Lakers’ future is uncertain.
The Grizzlies have confirmed that Ja Morant will miss the season with an injury that will require surgery.
Benedict Mathurin scored 26 points, including a crucial free throw with 0.
6 seconds left.
The Indiana Pacers bounced back after All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton suffered a hamstring injury and defeated the Boston Celtics 133-131 on Monday night.
Haliburton injured his left hamstring when he slipped and split on a drive in the second quarter.
He was carried to the locker room by two teammates.
An MRI scan was scheduled for Tuesday.

“It was a very unfortunate moment,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said.
“(But) that was an important game.
Every game we play has the potential to be a season-defining game.
” Mathurin hits Kristaps Porzingis for a 3-pointer just before time expires He was hit, fouled, and intentionally missed the third shot.
“I was excited,” said Maturin.
“It was great to be a part of it.
” He made 8 of 15 shots from the field, including a 3-pointer, as Indiana split two home series against the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
He made five successful shots.
“This is truly a great accomplishment by our team,” Carlisle said.
“There were a lot of emotions in this game for a lot of reasons: we’re playing against the best team in basketball, and Tyrese’s injury situation.
” All-Star Jaylen Brown The Celtics were without leading scorer Jayson Tatum, who scored 17 of his 26 points and scored a season-high 40 points.
The four-time All-Star was sidelined with a sprained left ankle.
Tatum averaged 27.
5 points, 38 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in Saturday’s 118-101 win over the Pacers.
“He stepped up and didn’t force anything,” Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said of Brown.
“He let the game take care of himself.
He scored in different ways.
” Jrue Holiday had 21 points and Porzingis had 19 points for Boston.
“We all had a relatively good offensive game,” Mazzula said, “but we all need to play better defensively.
” The Pacers trailed by nine points at halftime.
However, at the end of the game, they had seven double-digit scorers.
Aaron Nesmith had 17 points, Myles Turner had 16 points and Buddy Hield had 15 points.
After the referee whistled Hield for a foul 131 and 3.
2 seconds into the game, Brown thought he was nearing the free throw line that could decide the game before the game was tied.
However, after review, the decision was reversed and the Pacers were given possession of the ball.


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