Sure enough, every game is make-or-break for Young and his Hawks as the postseason approaches.
While much of the league is talking about the 50-and-60-point games making headlines, Young has been on a tear himself.
Another one! 🪣
Trae Young puts up another 40-point game in back-to-back nights. pic.twitter.com/qON8t9Yjkv
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 15, 2022
On Monday night, Young put 46 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
One night before, in a victory against the Indiana Pacers, Young dropped 47, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds.
The Hawks might not be soaring but, with Young’s help, they’re starting to fly straight again.
Hawks’ Clock Is Ticking
The Hawks are currently ninth in the East with a record of 34-34, sitting at exactly .500.
That means that right now they are qualified to partake in the NBA Play-In Tournament and could fight their way into the playoffs.
Ninth place is a long way from fifth, which is where they ended last season.
However, it’s also a long way from where they were just a few months ago when they sat towards the very bottom of the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks are getting better right when it matters most.
Atlanta has won three in a row and has also recently taken down some big names in the association, such as the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Young is fired up and in great form, obviously intent on helping his team make the playoffs no matter what.
Last year’s Hawks ended up being one of the biggest, best surprises of the postseason.
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