Haliburton finished with two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three boards, two assists, and two blocks in 23 minutes of a 128-123 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.
Haliburton had enjoyed a hot start to his rookie year with double-digit scoring totals in nine of his first 10 games before a recent scoring drought came to an end. He's still seeing significant time on the floor but has taken just 10 shots from the floor over the last two games. He'll face the Clippers on Wednesday.
Haliburton registered 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds, nine assists and a steal across 31 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's loss against the Blazers.
Haliburton came off the bench once again but scored in double digits for the eighth straight contest while also ending just one assist shy of what would've been his first double-double. The 17 points tied Haliburton's season-best output, and he has been a reliable scoring weapon off the bench for Sacramento of late. Since missing two games in early January, Haliburton is averaging 14.6 points per game while shooting 54.9 percent from the field and 53.6 percent from three-point range over his last five games.
Haliburton put up 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight assists, two rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes Saturday in the Kings' 125-99 loss to the Trail Blazers.
The rookie joined the Kings' top unit for the first time in his young career, working alongside point guard De'Aaron Fox as part of a smaller starting five with center Richaun Holmes (ankle) sitting out the second half of the back-to-back set. Holmes could rejoin the lineup Monday against the Pacers, but head coach Luke Walton didn't dismiss the possibility of Haliburton sticking in the starting five -- perhaps at the expense of Buddy Hield -- moving forward, according to James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area. Regardless of whether he starts or serves as the Kings' sixth man, Haliburton looks to be locked into a 30-minute role at this stage, making him worthy of a rostering in all 12-team leagues. Through his first eight games, Haliburton is averaging 12.1 points, 5.5 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 triples and 1.4 steals in 28.6 minutes, while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor and 88.9 percent from the charity stripe.
Haliburton will start Saturday's game against Portland, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 20-year-old was originally slated to come off the bench Saturday. but he'll receive the start with Richaun Holmes (ankle) a late scratch. Haliburton is expected to have his minutes monitored due to some recent bumps and bruises, so he may still play less than the 28.3 minutes he's averaging this season.
Haliburton is having his minutes monitored for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Haliburton has bumps and bruises after a hard fall last week and the team is looking to keep his workload relatively low if possible on the second night of a back-to-back set. The rookie is putting together an excellent campaign, averaging 12.1 points, 5.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 28.3 minutes.
Haliburton registered 15 points (5-10 FG, 5-7 3Pt), two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block across 29 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss against the Raptors.
Haliburton finished as the Kings' third-highest scorer with his 15-point effort off the bench, but he also ended just two assists shy of what would've been the first double-double of his career. Haliburton has been impressive this season for the Kings, scoring in double digits in five straight games and in six of his first seven NBA games while also drilling 52.9 percent of his three-point attempts.
Haliburton totaled 17 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 128-124 victory over the Bulls.
Haliburton played the best game of his young career, destroying the Bulls in the final quarter to seal an impressive victory. De'Aaron Fox (hamstring) left the game and was unable to return, vaulting the rookie into an enhanced role. Based on what we have seen over the past two weeks, Haliburton is worthy of a standard league roster spot, even without the Fox injury. If Fox is forced to miss time, Haliburton is likely to receive an uptick in playing time and could make a solid claim for rookie of the year honors.
Haliburton (wrist) will play Wednesday against the Bulls, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 20-year-old was sidelined the last two games by the bone bruise in his left wrist, but he'll be back on the court Wednesday. Haliburton was averaging 10.6 points, 4.4 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 26.8 minutes off the bench prior to the injury.
Haliburton (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
The rookie first-round pick sat out the past two games with the bone bruise in his left wrist, but he may be able to retake the court Wednesday. Even if Haliburton is unavailable versus Chicago, his return appears to be on the horizon.
Haliburton will miss at least two games due to a left wrist bone bruise, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Haliburton underwent an MRI on Friday after hurting his wrist in Thursday's loss to the Rockets. While he was able to remain in the game Thursday, his further examination revealed a bone bruise. The team is expected to provide an update next week, but the rookie will miss at least two games due to the injury. Robert Woodard and Jahmi'us Ramsey could see increased run in his absence.
Haliburton totaled 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three rebounds, six assists and three steals in a victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday.
The rookie was relatively quiet through three quarters, but he scored eight points in the fourth to help the Kings earn a come-from-behind win. Six of his eight fourth-quarter points came on a pair of treys, and he tied a season high with six assists in the victory. Haliburton looks to be a key part of the Kings' plans this season as he has logged at least 25 minutes in each of the team's first four games.
Haliburton had 15 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists and one rebound in Sunday's loss against the Suns.
Haliburton had a two-point, five-assist game Saturday versus Phoenix but fared much better during the rematch. He has established some value despite not starting any of his first three regular-season games. Haliburton is averaging 9.7 points and 5.0 assists across 27.7 minutes.
Haliburton will be limited to 15 minutes during Tuesday's preseason game against Golden State, Matt George of Sports 1140 KHTK Sacramento reports.
The rookie saw heavy playing time during Sunday's exhibition as he had 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes, so the Kings will limit his workload Tuesday. Haliburton isn't dealing with any sort of injury, but the team is just expressing caution in the preseason.
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|01/17||vs NO||L 123-128||23||2||3||2||2||0||2|
|01/15||vs LAC||L 100-138||24||5||2||5||0||1||0|
|01/13||vs POR||L 126-132||31||17||5||9||4||1||0|
|01/11||vs IND||W 127-122||29||12||3||4||1||1||0|
|01/09||vs POR||L 99-125||31||12||2||8||3||1||0|
|01/08||vs TOR||L 123-144||29||15||2||8||1||2||1|
|01/06||vs CHI||W 128-124||34||17||7||6||0||3||1|
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