Trae Young yells out, “See you at Atlanta,” to the Knicks players following the Hawks 101-92 loss in Game 2 of the best-of-7 series.
The New York Knicks showed up and showed out in front of their home crowd last night at Madison Square Garden as they took care of business against the Atlanta Hawks, holding them to merely 92 points in the contest. It seems as though Coach Thibs’s lauded defense came out to play and did so quite well.
The Knicks kept the Hawks at arm’s length for the majority of the game but one of the most important factors of the bout between the two teams came when Hawks bench boss Nate McMillan decided to rest Tra Young for an inordinate amount of time. This allowed New York to get a sizeable lead on Atlanta; a lead that the Hawks could not catch up to.
Taking a page out of the Golden State Warriors handbook, McMillan ran several off-ball actions for Trae Young to make him into more of a catch-and-shoot threat this game. Young was also proficient in passing out of the double team this game.
Trae Young can’t wait for the Knicks to come to Atlanta.
Merely two games into the series and Trae Young has transformed himself into one of the best villains the Knicks have had in nearly a decade. The relentless trash-talking from Young’s side seems to have gotten underneath Knicks fans’ skin as they yelled out several profanities at the 22-year-old.
“I’ll see you in the A”
Trae Young is ready for Game 3 👀 pic.twitter.com/p85ade6pYI
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 27, 2021
Trae didn’t hold back either as following the Game 2 loss, he called out the Knicks players on their home floor saying, “See you in Atlanta.” Fans at State Farm Arena aren’t will most definitely resort to heckling the Knicks players, no doubt about that. However, if Trae Young expects his Hawks fans to cheer them on as viciously as Knicks fans do, Young is due for a rude awakening.
Regardless, it’s expected that this series will go at least to 6 games as the Knicks will surely be able to snag a win at Atlanta. It’ll be interesting to see if the Hawks’ high-powered offense can hold up against the Knicks’ grimy and half-court defensive sets.