Trae Young's flare for the dramatic continues in 120-119 Mexico City win


One thing Trae Young has shown throughout his career in Atlanta is that he has a flare for the dramatic. That was one full display last night as he made a game-winning assist to Dejounte Murray as the team took a 120-119 lead and eventual victory over the Orlando Magic in Mexico City. Young finished with 41 points and at one point during the contest even looked like he could be in line for a historic night before cooling off in the second half.

The Hawks (5-3) look like a totally different team than the one that started 0-2 to begin the season. Young has yet to find his rhythm shooting, especially from three-point range, but he has still been a main contributor to their hot start. Once he can start shooting more consistently the sky becomes the limit for this team. Their next match will be a test at home against a Miami team that they’ve battled with numerous times in recent years.

Young finished the contest 12-27 from the floor and just 5-15 from three. Those lines have been seen far too often in the early going and even a modest increase in shooting percentage will go a long way for this team. One thing remains, however, whatever the numbers show Trae Young can come up big in the biggest moments.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Nov 9, 2023; Mexico City, MEX; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) celebrates after a three-point basket against the Orlando Magic in the first half during the 2023 NBA Mexico City Game at the Arena CDMX. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports