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Trae Young Scores 48 Points, Leads Hawks to Game 1 Win Over Bucks

Trae Young is special!

We are starting to run out of superlatives to describe Young’s playoff run for the Hawks this season, as Atlanta continues to defy the odds over and over again.

Going up against Giannis Antetokounmpo and a defensive juggernaut, the Hawks stole Game 1 on Milwaukee’s home floor on Wednesday night and Young was absolutely unstoppable. The Hawks guard scored 48 points, grabbed seven boards and dished out 11 assists in the team’s 116-113 victory. That included a three pointer over the Bucks defense following a disrespectful and electric shimmy.

“I mean, I had a lot of time,” Young said following the game with a big grin across his face. “I had a lot of time. I was kind of tired a little bit, so I had a little second to get a deep breath, and knock it down.”

At this point, his teammates just step back and marvel as Young continues to reach new heights on the biggest stage of basketball.

“Trae is a bold dude, to just be frank with you,” Hawks forward John Collins said. “He lives for those moments. I don’t know what more people need to see from him in the playoffs to let them know he’s a big-time player. He loves the bright lights. I forgot about the shimmy, but that’s just Trae. That’s his swag. If it helps him make the shot, then keep shimmying, my boy.”

Meanwhile on the Bucks end of things, Antetokounmpo had yet another big night, going for 34 points, 12 boards, and nine assists, while Jrue Holiday added 33 points and 10 assists of his own.

Will Milwaukee be able to slow down the scorching hot Trae Young?

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