Tyrese Haliburton Takes Shot at Bucks’ Home Crowd After Pacers’ Game 2 Win

Apr 21, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) drives past
Apr 21, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) drives past / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 125-108, in Game 2 on Tuesday night to tie their first round series up at one game apiece and steal away Milwaukee's home court advantage.

In the immediate aftermath of the win, Pacers star point guard Tyrese Haliburton expressed his excitement about playing at home while taking a shot at Milwaukee's home crowd in the process.

"Yeah, I'm expecting it to be unbelievable, no doubt about that," Haliburton began. "We've had regular season crowds better than what we've played in these last two games, so we expect a great crowd. A lot of people are excited about what's to come in the series. Just the energy in the city right now with everything that's going on, especially with us. We're excited to go."

The Pacers were led by Pascal Siakam's 37-point, 11-rebound, six-assist performance, while Miles Turner added 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists. All five Pacers starters finished in double-figures.

Damian Lillard scored 34 points in a losing effort for the Bucks, who continue to press forward without former league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

It remains unclear whether or not Antetokounmpo will be able to play in this series.

Game 3 between the Bucks and Pacers will tip on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. ET in Indianapolis.

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