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Viral quote from Tyrese Haliburton after the Indiana Pacers were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs

The Indiana Pacers had their season come to an end on Monday night when they lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

It was already considered unlikely that the Pacers would upset the Celtics, but losing All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton for the final two games of the series made the task nearly impossible.

They kept it close the last two games, but the Celtics made the bigger plays along the way.

After the series, Haliburton met with the media and one of his quotes went viral (h/t NBA on ESPN).

Haliburton: “You work so hard to get somewhere and something happens that you have no control over and that is obviously frustrating for me. What I mainly understood is that in the play-offs the healthier team usually wins.”

Haliburton was in the NBA playoffs for the first time in his four-year career.

He finished the regular season with averages of 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 10.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 47.7% from the field and 36.4% from three-point range shot in 69 games.

The Pacers were the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2020 (when Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis were still on the roster).

Before losing to Boston, the Pacers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks in the first two rounds.

May 27, 2024;  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA;  Tyrese Haliburton during the first quarter during game four of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2024 NBA Playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.  Mandatory credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

May 27, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tyrese Haliburton during the first quarter during game four of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2024 NBA Playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Before being traded to Indiana, Haliburton spent his first season and a half with the Sacramento Kings.

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