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Tyrese Haliburton went viral for his reaction to Andrew Nembhard’s Game 3 stab

Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton, hands on head, looks shocked

Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard made the biggest shot of the game against the New York Knicks on Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Even his own teammate Tyrese Haliburton was stunned by the improbable bucket.

The Pacers survived a 111-106 thriller to win Game 3 of their East semifinal series against the Knicks.

With the prospect of falling into an 0-3 hole threatening the Pacers, Nembhard got a go-ahead three with 16.4 seconds left. The desperation to beat the shot clock gave the Pacers a 109-106 lead that they would not relinquish.

The Knicks apparently made the wise decision to double-team Haliburton, forcing the Pacers star to dump the ball on the crucial possession. New York was instead burned by Indiana’s lone starter who failed to score in double figures in Game 3.

Haliburton looked like every Pacers fan in the building did after seeing the ball go through the net.



The shot also caused former Pacers All-Star Roy Hibbert to take a shot down the field.

Nembhard was 1/7 from the field before making the saving shot for the Pacers. The 30-foot jumper was the longest three-pointer of Nembhard’s young career.

Nembhard finished with 5 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists on 2/8 shooting from the field.

Haliburton had a team-high 35 points on 14-of-26 shooting, along with 7 assists and 6 three-pointers.