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Hawks star Trae Young is first player since LeBron James to have three straight 30-point, 10-assist games

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Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks continues to saunter his way into the record books at a young age, and he achieved a feat not done in the NBA since LeBron James did it two seasons ago.

Young managed to notch this feat against the Denver Nuggets on the road in dramatic fashion. The Hawks put up a whopping 125 points on the Nugs in a Tuesday night win in which Young was the clear-cut best player on a court that also included Nikola Jokic, former Hawks legend Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris.

After injuring his ankle earlier in the season, Young has bounced back with a swiftness from that injury and has returned to the world-beating form he put forth to start the season.

In their game against the Nuggets, Young staved off a rough start by his team in the first quarter that saw them got outscored 34 to 25. He put his foot down in the fourth quarter and scored 15 of his 42 points in the final 6:23 of game time.

Young produced those 42 points on only 13-of-21 shooting, including an inspiring 8-of-13 from beyond the 3-point line and 8-of-11 from the foul line.

While piling up these points, Young also produced a staggering highlight by nutmegging Will Barton and then hitting a difficult jumper.

Anytime a player is in the same category as LeBron James, they’re doing great, so Young must feel good about his play of late.