Haliburton 27+15, Pacers beat Bucks to advance to mid-season tournament finals

CCTV News: On December 8th, Phiplippin time, in the semifinals of the NBA Mid-Season Championship, the Pacers led by 12 points at halftime. They changed sides and withstood the Bucks’ counterattack. Haliburton shot three 48 seconds before the end. The points killed the suspense of the game, and in the end the Pacers defeated the Bucks 128-119 to advance to the finals.

For the Pacers, Haliburton contributed 27 points, 7 rebounds, 15 assists and 0 turnovers, Turner had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks, Toppin had 14 points and 6 rebounds, Hield had 8 points and 11 rebounds, and Jackson had 11 points and 6 rebounds; For the deer, Antetokounmpo had 37 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks, Lillard had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Middleton had 20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, and Da Luo had 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks.

At the beginning of the game, the two sides were evenly matched in the opening stage. Then the Bucks continued to work hard and once gained a 7-point advantage. Turner performed well on both ends of the offense and defense and led the team to catch up. Antetokounmpo played efficiently, but Lillard scored 0 of 6 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Pacers were on fire. Haliburton scored and assisted and led the team to take the lead. The Bucks’ shooting percentage dropped and they could only rely on Antetokounmpo to support them. At halftime, the Pacers led the Bucks 63-51. Changing sides and fighting again, Lillard rebounded strongly, hitting 4 three-pointers in the half quarter and scoring 14 points. The Bucks quickly completed the lead. Nembhard scored consecutive points to stabilize the situation. The competition between the two sides became fierce in the final quarter, and the scores alternated the lead. At the critical moment, the Pacers blossomed inside and outside and launched a 9-2 attack wave to seal the victory. In the end, the Pacers defeated the Bucks 128-119 and took the lead in advancing to the mid-season championship finals.

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