Trae Young’s historic Game 4 performance leaves LeBron James and Magic Johnson eating his dust
Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young put himself in the history books on Monday after an impressive Game 4 performance against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 22-year-old led the way for his team and dropped 25 points and tied his career-high of 18 assists to help Atlanta even the series at 2-2.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Young’s impressive Game 4 split makes him the youngest player in NBA history to notch 25 and 15 in any postseason game. The young All-Star got to this line younger than Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, LeBron James, and even the legendary Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Trae Young is the youngest player in NBA history with 25 points and 15 assists in a postseason game. pic.twitter.com/zCSSIAVfId
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 15, 2021
Take a bow, young fella.
The former fifth overall pick has been nothing but marvelous in his first-ever postseason stint. After almost singlehandedly taking care of business in the opening round against the New York Knicks, Young is continuing to make his mark in the league as one of the best young stars in the NBA.
In the second-round, against the defensive-minded Sixers unit, Young has been able to get to his spot and make his shots. In the first four games, he’s been averaging 27.2 points per game including 2.8 triples per outing. More impressively, Young has been able to create for his teammate and be the main facilitator for the Hawks. In their four games against the Sixers, Young has been averaging 11.8 dimes per outing which has helped him get everyone involved.
There were a lot of people who doubted the young shooter as he was set to make his playoff debut this season. But, with a round a half down, it seems like Trae Young does belong in the postseason and that he’s going to be here to stay.