Pacers Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield already ruled out for Wednesday's game against Bucks
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton is already listed as out for Wednesday's 7 p.m. game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse against the first-place Milwaukee Bucks with a right ankle sprain and left elbow soreness according to the NBA injury report released Tuesday evening. Guard Buddy Hield, who missed his first game of the season on Monday with a non-COVID illness, was not on the injury report on Tuesday but was added Wednesday morning and he is out again.
Haliburton missed six games from March 11 through March 22, first with a left knee bruise then with a right ankle sprain suffered in practice on March 15. However, he returned to action on Friday in Boston and scored 20 points and dished out nine assists in a loss to the Celtics. He then posted 19 points and 13 assists in a loss to the Hawks on Saturday. However, he did not appear in Monday's loss to the Mavericks, which seems to show a change in approach for the Pacers to the rest of the season.
Center Myles Turner has missed the last two games with lower back and left ankle soreness. He's listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, but only the ankle as listed as the reason. Guard Chris Duarte is also out with left ankle soreness.
The Pacers (33-43) are 3 1/2 games behind the Chicago Bulls for 10th place in the Eastern Conference, which represents the final spot in the play-in round of the playoffs. They have six games remaining in their season. The Bulls have seven games remaining.
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