The Pacers beat the Bucks to move on to the tournament's title game.

NEW YORK -- Tyrese Haliburton turned and stared at his wrist as he watched his step-back 3-pointer go through the net, giving the Indiana Pacers an unbeatable lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the last minute of the Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA's in-season event.

It was clear what he meant: the last few minutes of the game, which are usually "Dame Time" for Damian Lillard, were now Haliburton's chance to shine at T-Mobile Arena this Thursday.

As Haliburton applauded, there were still 48 seconds left on the clock, but they were just for show. At the end of the game, Haliburton had scored 27 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, dished out 15 assists, and not turned the ball over.

He and the Pacers beat Milwaukee 128–119, sending Indiana to the championship game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said, "Tyrese is just one of those players who really stands out."

"With him on the court, anything is possible."

That includes making it to the title game, which is something the Pacers set out to do before the playoffs even started.

This is a step toward getting the national attention they want.

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