Pacers hoping Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring) returns Tuesday

The Indiana Pacers are optimistic that All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton will return to action from his hamstring injury Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics, ESPN reported Monday.

Haliburton sustained the injury in the Pacers’ 133-131 victory over the Celtics on Jan. 8 and has missed 10 of the past 11 games.

Following an initial five-game absence, Haliburton returned to collect 21 points and 17 assists in 35 minutes in Indiana’s 118-115 setback to the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 19.

Haliburton, 23, is averaging a team-high 23.6 points and leads the league with 12.6 assists per game through 34 games (all starts) this season.