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Pacers Triumph Over Celtics, Advance to NBA In-Season Tournament Semi-Finals

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NBA In-Season Tournament

Making a significant mark in the NBA’s first-ever In-Season Tournament, the Indiana Pacers clinched a spot in the semi-finals, overcoming the Boston Celtics with a striking 122-112 victory.

At the heart of this success was Pacers’ standout guard Tyrese Haliburton, who not only dazzled with 26 points but also dished out 13 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds, marking his inaugural triple-double performance. This showdown unfolded at the Pacers’ home turf, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis.

The Pacers now await their next challenge, set to face off against the victor of the Eastern Conference quarter-final duel between the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks, scheduled for Tuesday.

Switching over to the Western Conference quarter-finals, the New Orleans Pelicans emerged victorious against the Sacramento Kings, securing a 127-117 win. Brandon Ingram spearheaded the Pelicans’ charge with an impressive 30 points, complemented by eight rebounds and six assists, all at the Kings’ stronghold, the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Despite valiant efforts from De’Aaron Fox, who scored 30 points, and Domantas Sabonis, who notched a double-double with 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, the second-seeded Kings faced their third seasonal defeat at the hands of the Pelicans.

The Pelicans are now set to collide with either the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers or the fourth-seeded Phoenix Suns in the semi-finals, slated to be a Las Vegas spectacle on Thursday. The grand finale of the tournament is scheduled for Saturday.

All games, with the exception of the final, will contribute to the teams’ regular-season standings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NBA In-Season Tournament

Who won the NBA In-Season Tournament quarter-final between the Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics?

The Indiana Pacers emerged victorious in the NBA In-Season Tournament quarter-final, defeating the Boston Celtics with a score of 122-112.

What was significant about Tyrese Haliburton’s performance in the Pacers’ victory?

Tyrese Haliburton, playing for the Pacers, achieved his first career triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds in their win against the Celtics.

Who did the New Orleans Pelicans defeat in the Western Conference quarter-finals?

The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Sacramento Kings with a score of 127-117 in the Western Conference quarter-finals.

What are the next matchups in the NBA In-Season Tournament?

The Indiana Pacers will face the winner of the New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks game, and the New Orleans Pelicans will play against either the Los Angeles Lakers or the Phoenix Suns in the semi-finals.

Do matches in the NBA In-Season Tournament count towards regular-season standings?

Yes, all matches in the NBA In-Season Tournament, except for the final, count towards the regular-season standings.

More about NBA In-Season Tournament

  • Indiana Pacers Official Website
  • NBA In-Season Tournament Overview
  • Boston Celtics Team News
  • New Orleans Pelicans Game Highlights
  • Sacramento Kings Player Statistics
  • Los Angeles Lakers Upcoming Matches
  • Phoenix Suns Team Profile
  • Milwaukee Bucks Recent Performances
  • New York Knicks Season Summary

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PelicanFan101 December 5, 2023 - 12:29 pm

Ingram is just unstoppable, Pelicans all the way to the finals, you watch!!

bball_stat_geek December 5, 2023 - 2:30 pm

interesting to see how these games affect the regular season standings, adds a whole new layer to the tournament strategy

NYKnicksFan December 5, 2023 - 11:28 pm

Knicks have a tough game ahead, but i believe we can take down the Bucks, it’s our year

CelticPride December 6, 2023 - 12:08 am

Disappointing loss for the Celtics, but we’ll bounce back, it’s a long season ahead. Let’s go Celtics!

Lakers4Life December 6, 2023 - 2:58 am

Can’t wait for the semis, Lakers are gonna dominate, LeBron is gonna show them young guns how it’s done

hoopsjunkie December 6, 2023 - 5:01 am

i thought the kings would do better this time, Sabonis and Fox are great but they need more teamwork

Mike_DunkMaster December 6, 2023 - 6:53 am

wow, pacers really showed the celtics whos boss, Haliburton is on fire this season!!


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