Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young won't be losing any sleep on Sunday night after another impressive playoff win against the New York Knicks. The Hawks came out on top to grab a commanding 3-1 lead against the Knicks who let their frustrations get the best of them on the 113-96 blowout.
The 22-year-old though couldn't care less about how the Knicks seemed to have been collapsing at the end of Game 4.
“I'm just trying to keep it to basketball,” Young said after the game (via CBS Sports). “I don't care if they're in their feelings or who's mad or who's not. It's basketball at the end of the day and we're just trying to win. All of the extra stuff, it is what it is. We're locked in. We're focused on us and trying to win a game.”
And, there was a lot of ‘extra stuff' that occurred in the final minutes of play.
With just three and a half minutes to play, and the Hawks up 25, Knicks starting forward Reggie Bullock was called for a technical foul and had to be restrained after confronting a Hawks player right before a timeout. Then, 25 seconds later, this season's MIP Julius Randle let out his frustrations on former Knicks star Danilo Gallinari as he hit the Hawks shooter with a forearm that was deemed a flagrant foul (via SportsCenter).
Julius Randle was given a flagrant 1 after this shove of Danilo Gallinari. pic.twitter.com/zmYxHMHBKE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 30, 2021
Amid all those unnecessary plays, Young and the Hawks are canceling out all the noise. After his first four career playoff games, with three wins under his belt, the fiery sharpshooter is thriving under the limelight and is slowly proving that no stage is too big for Ice Trae.