After losing seven straight, Wednesday night’s victory over the Wizards not only snapped their skid, but also marked the first time that the Indiana Pacers carved out a win since the arrival of their trade deadline acquisitions in Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Jalen Smith.
The Indiana Pacers are becoming a more ball movement-centric team thanks to Tyrese Haliburton
Since the trade deadline, the Indiana Pacers have averaged 28.8 assists per game, good for fourth in the league in that span.
With Indiana now re-emphasizing pace, the big men have gotten the bulk of Haliburton’s distribution by making themselves available and slicing through the lanes.
The Indiana Pacers still have a ways to go, as their record indicates, but with the franchise starting to go full throttle with their new direction, they should be poised to break out sooner than later, with Tyrese Haliburton propelling them to a more fluid style of basketball.