In a thrilling upset, the Indiana Pacers (12-8) clinched a spot in the NBA In-Season Tournament Final by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks (15-7) 128-119, with Tyrese Haliburton’s stellar performance stealing the show.

Haliburton, finishing with 27 points and 15 assists, confidently sealed the victory with a late 3-pointer.

The Pacers will now face the Los Angeles Lakers in the tournament’s championship game, following the Lakers’ dominant 133-89 win over New Orleans in the second semifinal.

Myles Turner contributed significantly with 26 points, complemented by solid performances from Obi Toppin (14 points), Isaiah Jackson (11 points), and Bruce Brown (10 points).

Despite a remarkable 37-point effort from Giannis Antetokounmpo and contributions from Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton, and Brook Lopez, the Bucks fell short.