Tyrese Haliburton rejoins the Pacers lineup after suffering knee and elbow sprains.

Following a 10-game absence due to knee and elbow sprains, Tyrese Haliburton started for the Indiana Pacers against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Without Haliburton, who was selected as an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve during Thursday's game, the Pacers went 1-9 during that time.

To the joy of Indiana supporters, who had Haliburton replace their most recent All-Star, Domantas Sabonis, via trade last year, the Pacers arena confirmed the news.

This year's All-Star, Sabonis, may have inspired the Sacramento Kings to end the longest postseason drought among the four major men's sports leagues in North America.

Meanwhile, Haliburton has excelled as the youthful floor general of a Pacers squad that has shown to be much more competitive than many anticipated before the season.

Haliburton, who was selected with the No. 12 overall choice in 2020, was averaging 20.2 points and a league-best 10.2 assists per game as of Thursday night.