NBA ‘Ice Young’ Trae Young is terrifying in Hawks’ win over Bucks

Atlanta star Trae Young has terrorised Milwaukee to single-handedly carry his team a famous series-opening win in the Eastern Conference finals.

Young had a playoffs career-high 48 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks came back from four points down with less than two minutes left to win a thriller 116-113.

The seesawing battle went down to the final play of the game with Bucks shooter Khris Middleton getting a final shot from way downtown to send the game into overtime — but it bounced off the rim to give the Hawks a vital victory on the road.

Young’s performance also saw him become the youngest player ever to put up a performance of 40+ points and 10+ assists in a conference finals or NBA finals series.

It saw him tie LeBron James’ record of scoring 48 points in a conference finals game, the most scored by a player aged 22 or under.

Trae Young took on Giannis Antetokounmpo and lived to tell his tale.Source:Getty Images

He will be giving the Bucks nightmares and the memory of Young’s simply disrespectful toying of them in the third quarter will be hard to erase from their memory.

Young at one point put two Milwaukee defenders on rollerskates before he mocked his opposition by standing still on the three point line wide open with the ball in his hands and then calmly knocked down his three-pointer.

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He was simply immense when it counted.

Having nailed a three-pointer to close the Bucks’ lead to one-point in the final two minutes, Young closed out the win by knocking down six late free-throws.

His clutch shooting saw NBA legend Reggie Miller describe Young as a man with “ice water in his veins”.

On the other side of the court Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 34 points alongside 33 points.

In the end it was costly fundamentals that cost the home team.

They gave up three crucial offensive rebounds late in the game. They led to John Collins’ three-point dagger in the corner and Clint Capela also got an easy put back in the final minute to put Atlanta in front.

The Atlanta fairytale rolls on.

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