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Hawks PG Trae Young shows off his handles for Atlanta vs Pacers

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The Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers squared off Wednesday night at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. Hawks guard Trae Young once again showed off his ball handling skills, as he crossed over Kelan Martin to free himself up for the jumper.

Young has been known for his handles and Martin found out just how good they are.

Trae Young led the Hawks to a tough road victory, 114-111. He dropped a game high 33 points, to go along with 10 assists and 8 rebounds. He just missed out on another triple double.

In the loss, opposing point guard Malcom Brogdon also balled out. He finished with 27 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds on 10-20 shooting.

With under 10 seconds remaining in the game and the Hawks leading by one, Brogdon stole the ball from Young. But Chris Duarte missed the jumper on the other end and Young grabbed the rebound. He then sank both free throws, leaving just a half court heave for the Pacers.

Trae Young is in the midst of an MVP-level campaign. He is putting up 26 points, nine assists, a shade under four rebounds and a steal per game. Even his percentages look good, shooting almost 40% from downtown.

With the win, the Hawks improved to 12-10 on the season. That puts them tied for 7th in the Eastern Conference with the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.