Milwaukee Bucks: Draymond Green Slaps Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton With Patrick Beverley Truth Bomb

Milwaukee Bucks news: The Indiana Pacers are now on the brink of getting themselves knocked out of the NBA Playoffs. This is after they suffered an embarrassing 121-91 loss against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their second-round matchup on Tuesday night.

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was part of the NBA on TNT broadcast for Game 5, and he decided to slap Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton with a Patrick Beverley-sized truth bomb after witnessing Haliburton’s lackluster defensive effort in the blowout loss.

Milwaukee Bucks News: Draymond Green Takes Patrick Beverley Shot at Tyrese Haliburton

Apr 23, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana guard Tyrese H (0) shoots the ball against the Milwaukee in the second half during game two of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Green did not hold back in criticizing Haliburton’s effort on the defensive end in Game 5. Needless to say, the former Defensive Player of the Year winner is not at all impressed by what the Pacers superstar has been doing on defense against Jalen Brunson and the Knicks:

“We’re not asking you to come out and be Patrick Beverley, we’re not asking you to come out and be Andrew Nembhard, we’re asking you to come out and give an honest effort,” Green said of Haliburton (h/t Prateek Singh of The Sports Rush).

"You're The Guy…Give an honest effort & compete…If you take the easy way out on the defensive end every chance you get, those guys you need to run thru a brick wall ain't running thru that brick wall, & you're gonna be on your way home"

– Draymond Green to Tyrese Haliburton pic.twitter.com/jSZ6Dgf7th

— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) May 15, 2024

That’s pretty harsh but you have to say, Green isn’t exactly in the wrong here.

Dec 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots over Golden State forward Draymond G (23) during the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green’s comments hit two birds with one stone here. Not only is he blatantly criticizing Haliburton’s defense, but in the process, the four-time NBA champ is also heaping praise on what Pat Beverley brings to the table on the defensive end.

Green is without a doubt one of the most high IQ players in the NBA today, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, so this type of praise coming from him speaks volumes of how much respect Beverley commands across the league.

Apr 2, 2024; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Milwaukee guard Patrick B (21) brings the ball up court during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports

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