Trae Young had his 6th 30-point game on the road in Game 1 of the ECF. That is the most in a player’s first career post-season in NBA history.
Ice Trae recorded a career-high playoff in Game one of the conference finals against the Bucks. The Hawks guard had 48-points,11 assists, and 7.0 rebounds at the end of the night. Young was 50% from the field and 83.3% from the free-throw line.
Young tied LeBron James for the most points by a player at age 22 or younger in a conference or division finals game. The 2020 NBA All-Star beat the likes of Kobe Bryant, who had 45 points at age 22 or younger.
Ice Trae has led the Hawks in defeating some of the top teams of the eastern conference that include the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers.
The conference semi-finals saw the Hawks pull off one of the biggest upsets in recent times when they defeated the 76ers in Game seven on road.
However, Game five of the semi-finals was a turning in the series when the Atlanta team made a 26-point comeback that stunned the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center.
In his first playoff game at the basketball mecca. Young recorded 32-points,10 assists, and 7 rebounds, which also included a game-winning floater that silenced the large crowd at MSG.
Trae Young is a spectacle during road games
Young, who wasn’t even selected in the 2021 NBA All-Star squad, has proved to be a superstar come post-season. The Atlanta Hawks are playing with zero All-Stars in their unit.
Earlier this year, the Hawks had fired their head coach Lloyd Pierce midway through the 2020-21 season. The team then went on to sign veteran coach Nate Mcmillan to take over as interim coach. The hiring has proven to be a blessing in disguise for the Hawks, who won the first game in the 2021 conference finals.
Young has been nothing but sensational on road. In his 8 games so far on the road, he has averaged 32.8 PPG, 9.4 APG, 3.5 RPG, and 1.1 SPG
Trae Young now has 7 30-point games this postseason.
The only players with more in a single postseason at age 22 or younger are Amar’e Stoudemire in 2005 and LeBron James in 2006. pic.twitter.com/25FEM9OD3b
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 24, 2021
The former All-Star has shot 42.6% from the field and an impressive 89.8% from the free-throw line. A point worth noting is Young’s ability to draw fouls during the game, which adds to his PPG due to his incredible free-throw shooting ability.
Young is one of the most flamboyant guards the NBA has seen in recent times. The Hawks superstar never shies away from trash-talking, whether it be with the crowd at MSG or recently with some of the 76ers players.
The Hawks pulled off yet another upset when they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game one of the conference finals in an away match.
Young in only his first playoff appearance, has defeated some of the big names in the league that include the likes of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Derrick Rose, and Julius Randle. These players are All-Star with some great accolades under their belt.