WATCH: “Snatched Damian Lillard’s chain on national stage” – Tyrese Haliburton MOCKING Bucks Giannis and co with ‘dame time’ celebration leaves fans in frenzy

Tyrese Haliburton introduces the Haliburton time, mocking Damian Lillard's celebration to proclaim his time has come


WATCH: “Snatched Damian Lillard’s chain on national stage” – Tyrese Haliburton MOCKING Bucks Giannis and co with ‘dame time’ celebration leaves fans in frenzy

Tyrese Haliburton flashing the Dame Time Celebration indicating it is His Time (Image via Twitter)

Tyrese Haliburton and Damian Lillard locked horns in today’s game. The In-Season Tournament semi-final between the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks was a game for the ages.

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Haliburton is being touted as the league’s newest superstar. With a minute left in the game, he hit his third 3-pointer. After which he pointed to his wrist and shouted;

I know what time it is

Then pointing to himself, he proclaimed that it was his and his Pacers’ time. This celebration was a mock towards Lillard, who is known to flash the “Dame Time” celebration. But the celebration was an exclamation point for the Pacers and their season so far.

The Indiana Pacers came into the 4th quarter 3 points down to the Milwaukee Bucks. Thereafter, the Pacers led by Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner went on a run to win the game 128-119. Haliburton led the Pacers with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 15 assists with 0 turnovers.

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The game was closely fought till the 3rd quarter with the Pacers not particularly shooting well from 3-point range (7-33). That is where the bench strength of the Pacers came to light. The Pacers bench outscored the Bucks bench 43-13, keeping the game within reach when their stars rested. Damian Lillard had a horrid 4th quarter with just 2 points.

How did the fans see Tyrese Haliburton mocking Damien Lillard

Damian Lillard started the Dame Time celebration and has widely used it when he is on a hot shooting streak. Even though the Pacers were not shooting well from three, Haliburton referenced the Dame Time celebration to indicate it was his and his Pacers’ time.

Damian Lillard flashing his Dame Time celebration
Damian Lillard flashing his Dame Time celebration (Image via Twitter)

Haliburton has mentioned that the league and fans do not give the Pacers enough attention or credit. The fans however this time did react to Haliburton mocking the celebration. Check out their comments below;

Damian Lillard however took it well, speaking at the post-game press conference. Lillard said that he took it in his stride, having dished out that celebration many times. He said that he had to take it when he did the same.

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