Who would step up in Tyrese Haliburton's absence? Enter, Andrew Nembhard.

With Tyrese Haliburton sidelined with a hamstring injury, Andrew Nembhard stepped up in a big way in the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Pacers guard scored a game-high 21 points in the first half, including a deep 3-pointer late in the half to give Indiana a 69-57 lead over Boston on Saturday night.

Nembhard hit 8-of-10 shots, including 2-of-2 from behind the arc as the Pacers offense was in high gear, shooting a scorching 63.6% in the first half.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Pacers vs Celtics: Andrew Nembhard steps up with Tyrese Haliburton injury