Hawks’ Trae Young Leaves Past NBA Legend Dwyane Wade in a Unique Record

Published 01/21/2021, 12:45 AM EST
Dec 11, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots behind Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) during the first half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks registered their seventh victory of the season, pushing their record to 7-7. Although the Hawks came up victorious, the Pistons managed to stretch the game till overtime.

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While the whole Hawks team played sensationally, Young led the charge for their team. He ended the game with 38 points and 10 assists in a thrilling matchup. Following this performance, Trae Young managed to get past NBA legend Dwyane Wade in a unique record.

Young’s 35-10 performance put him ahead of Wade in this unique category. Trae has now achieved this stat line 16 times, tying with NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, as per StatMuse.

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This season, Young has had a bumpy start. He was playing excellently for the first few games of the season, but since Nets head coach Steve Nash criticized his playing style, his game has been affected. However, tonight, Young didn’t let that harsh criticism intervene with his performance.

Moving forward, it will be exciting to see where the Hawks will finish in this season. They do have a good lineup but there are many other teams in the East hungry to win it all.

Can Trae Young lead the Hawks to the NBA playoffs this season?

Dec 30, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) dribbles the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Trae Young became an All-Star for the first time in his career. Despite Trae playing lights out, the Hawks as a whole weren’t even close to making the playoffs. They finished the season with a record of 20-47, extending their playoff drought to 3 seasons.

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However, this season, they might finally be able to end that chain of poor seasons. As of now, they are 7-7 in the 2020-21 NBA season, holding the 7th seed in the conference. Although the season has just begun, being in the playoff race right off the bat is a good sign for the team.

If they can manage this form, the Hawks should at least clinch a playoff berth in the East. Even if they don’t make a deep playoff run, their players will gain postseason experience.

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What are your expectations from the Hawks? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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