INDIANAPOLIS – The NBA announced Monday that Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Nov. 14-20.
Haliburton has guided the Pacers to a 3-0 record during the week. He led Indiana with averages of 21 points, 4.3 rebounds and 11 assists per game while shooting 53.2 percent from the field during the team’s three wins over Charlotte, Houston and Orlando last week.
Haliburton leads all players in the NBA this season in assists with an average of 10.5 per game. He has recorded more double-doubles than any other guard in the NBA this season with nine.
This marks the first Player of the Week award of Haliburton’s career. He shares honors with Sacramento Kings guard DeAaron Fox, who was named Western Conference Player of the Week.
The Pacers have won four straight games and eight of their last 10 overall to improve their record to 9-6 overall this season. Indiana will continue its four-game homestand Monday night as the Pacers host the Orlando Magic at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.