Hawks star Trae Young reacts to yelling ‘it’s over!’ vs. Heat before 22-0 Miami run
The Hawks went up 117-111 against the Heat with just under a minute left on the clock. Seeing that they are well ahead in a three-possession ball game, Young preemptively declared that the game is over — seemingly a nod to Vince Carter’s famous celebration.
However, in a cruel twist of fate, the Heat scored six straight points to force the overtime before pulling away for good in the extended period. Miami had a 22-0 run starting from the final minute of the fourth and in overtime to secure the 135-121 victory.
After the surprising defeat, Young acknowledged that he has spoken too early. On Twitter, the rising guard had just one word to say:
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) December 11, 2019
Young played well for the Hawks, finishing with 21 points, nine assists and four rebounds. However, it was clear that the team lacked experience against a Heat squad led by Jimmy Butler and Erik Spoelstra.
Three players scored over 30 points each for the Heat, with Kendrick Nunn leading the charge with 36 points. Duncan Robinson had 34 points on 10 triples, while Bam Adebayo had 30 points on top of 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double.
Butler also finished with a triple-double for the Heat with 20 points, 18 boards and 10 dimes.