Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young’s Unforgettable Performance vs. Bulls

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Hawks played a marathon, quadruple-overtime game against the Chicago Bulls, which ended in a loss.

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks set the NBA world aflame tonight with a kingmaking performance against the Chicago Bulls in quadruple overtime.

After recently playing as the best rookie in his draft class over the past two months, Young completely took over NBA Twitter tonight.

Peep Trae’s highlights from this unforgettable game:

This was an amazing night for Trae, and his final stat line will go down in the NBA’s rookie record books: 49 points, 16 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 17 of 33 shooting, 6 of 13 from deep and 9 of 11 from the line.

Perhaps the most notable moment for Young was a cold-blooded triple with 2.2 left on the clock in the face of Kris Dunn, which gave the Atlanta Hawks a three-point lead.

Then, in a bizarre turn of events that would occur again in the overtime periods, Otto Porter was fouled on a three-point attempt to tie the game up. Enter overtime.

The first three overtimes were played to a standstill as both teams combined for only 31 points through the first three overtime periods. Fatigue was definitely setting in, as many, many jumpers clanged off the rim or came up way, way short.

Zach LaVine of the Bulls managed to summon something within himself and poured in a career-high 47 points of his own with 9 rebounds and 9 assists in 55 minutes played.

Young matched that minutes load, giving both players a tie with Bradley Beal and Devin Booker for the highest total minutes played in a game this season.

Though the bitterness of this loss might leave a bad taste, Trae Young is a special player, and the Atlanta Hawks must be thrilled that he was able to produce a 45-point, 15-assist night – something that only James Harden, Isiah Thomas and Gail Goodrich have produced in NBA history.

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There will be a lot more on this game and Trae Young this month, so keep it locked to Soaring Down South.