2020-02-21

Trae Young Scores Career-High 50 Points

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Hawks guard Trae Young achieved another career milestone in last night’s 129-124 win over Miami Heat.

Young, 21, scored a career-high 50 points becoming the fourth-youngest player in NBA history to reach 50. His previous career-high was 48 points against Oklahoma State in January 2018.



Young shot well-above his season average of 37.4% from long-range, going 8-of-15 or 53.3% against the Heat. He was nearly perfect from the free-throw line going 18-of-19.

Asked if starting in All-Star game strengthened his play, “I've always had confidence in myself, ” Young replied, via USA Today.

Young’s performance against Miami moved him into second in scoring (30.1 pts) and assist (9.2 ast) in the league. And in the process, he surpassed Shaquille O'Neal for most 40-pt games (11) in player's first two seasons since 1976 league merger.

His one-man wrecking crew mentality this season hasn’t impressed one Skip Bayless, though.



Atlanta Hawks (16-41) host Dallas Mavericks (33-22) Saturday.




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