Trae Young has his third consecutive and fifth overall 30-point-plus game in the Hawks’ 125-121 victory at the Nuggets on Tuesday. Young had 42 points and 11 assists in the win, his third consecutive double-double.
Young’s accomplishments have come in only nine games. He missed one of the 4-6 Hawks’ games and most of another (at Miami) with an ankle sprain.
Young tied his career-high with eight 3-pointers, on 13 attempts, Tuesday. He has been the Hawks’ scoring leader seven times and assist leader eight times.
“It felt good,” Young said. “It felt better, even, because we won. I’m glad I was able to knock some shots down to help us win. Like I said before, I’m just trying to do whatever it takes, whether it’s scoring, whether it’s getting everybody involved, just trying to do whatever it takes to put my team in the best position to win.”
Young is averaging 28.0 points, which ranks sixth, and 8.1 assists, which ranks fourth, in the NBA.
Young, in his second season, even had something to say to his doubters after Tuesday’s game with a post on social media.
Here is a look at Young’s nine games this season:
|vs. San Antonio||29||13||2|
* — Left game with an ankle sprain
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