Tyrese Haliburton Sets NBA Record with 31-12-3 Stat Line, 5 3-Pointers, No Turnovers

Indiana Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton has made NBA history by being the first player to record 31 points, 12 assists, three blocks, and five 3-pointers with zero turnovers in a game.
‣ Haliburton also set a record for the most assists with the fewest turnovers over a five-game span, with 76 assists and only seven turnovers.
‣ Haliburton is currently leading the league in assists, assist percentage, and offensive box plus/minus, and is ranked fifth in 3-pointers, sixth in win shares, fifth in box plus/minus, and fifth in offensive rating.

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Indiana Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton has made NBA history. He’s the first player to record 31 points, 12 assists, three blocks, and five 3-pointers without a single turnover in a game.

During the Pacers’ five-game winning streak, Haliburton has been on fire. He’s managed to rack up 76 assists and only seven turnovers. No other player has ever achieved such a feat in a five-game span.

The Pacers also had a strong showing against the Bucks. They led by as many as 18 points. Their shooting was impressive, with a 55.6% success rate from the floor and 40% from the 3-point range.

The Bucks, on the other hand, finished with a 50% shooting rate from the field and 37.8% beyond the arc. Interestingly, the Pacers managed to score 21 fast break points.

Haliburton’s performance hasn’t gone unnoticed. According to several NBA betting sites, he’s currently ranked eighth for MVP odds this season. Players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jayson Tatum are showing better odds, but who knows what the future holds?

Haliburton’s thoughts on the Pacers’ performance? “I would just say we did a good job of digging down and getting stops when we needed them,” he said. “When we play in transition, we’re a really tough team to beat.”

The Pacers’ recent 142-130 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks was another highlight. They managed to score a whopping 47 points in the third quarter. And just two days after ending Milwaukee’s 15-game home winning streak, they started the second half with a 21-6 run and never looked back.

Haliburton has some advice for his young team. “I think as a young group when you play good teams, you want to be as prepared for them as you can,” he said. “But I think part of the maturation of this group has to be to continue that competitiveness and being up for games that aren’t against the Bucks.”

Haliburton has joined an elite group of NBA players. He and Chris Paul are the only players to record at least 20 points and 20 assists with zero turnovers in a single game. This happened back on Dec. 10, 2016, when Paul posted 20 points and 20 assists in the Los Angeles Clippers‘ 133-105 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans.

During the Pacers’ 120-104 win over the Chicago Bulls, Haliburton showed his prowess once again. He scored 21 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out 20 assists. He also managed two steals and one block in his 38 minutes of play. His shooting was on point too, with a 41.2% success rate from the floor and 46.2% from deep.

At just 23, Haliburton has joined the ranks of NBA legends. He’s become the fifth player in NBA history to have 20 or more assists without a turnover. He’s in good company, joining the likes of Kevin Porter (1978), John Lucas (1983), Rickey Green (1984), and Paul (2016).

This season, Haliburton has been playing exceptionally well. He’s averaging career highs of 24.9 points and 12.7 assists per game. He’s also averaging 4.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 34.3 minutes per game.

He’s shooting 50.1% from the field and 40.8% from the 3-point range. His player efficiency rating (26.6), true shooting percentage (63.7%), and usage percentage (26.6%) are also at career highs.

Haliburton is currently leading the league in assists (380), assist percentage (51%), and offensive box plus/minus (9.8). He’s also ranked fifth in 3-pointers (107), sixth in win shares (5.1), fifth in box plus/minus (8.8), and fifth in offensive rating (135).

As for the NBA Clutch Player of the Year, Haliburton is in the running. NBA sportsbooks show him with the third-shortest odds to win. Damian Lillard and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are currently leading the pack, but Haliburton is hot on their heels.

James Shotwell
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