Young went 16-of-28 from the floor, tying a career-high with eight three-pointers on 15 attempts, and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. He forced overtime with a game-tying bucket with 11 seconds remaining in regulation.
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Unfortunately for Young, he didn't have much help on this night. He made had more points and field goals than the other four members of Atlanta's starting lineup combined (19 points on 8-of-29 shooting). As a result, the Hawks dropped their ninth consecutive game to fall to 4-15 on the season.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, the second-year Hawks star already owns the franchise record for most games with eight-plus treys...and he only has 99 appearances to his name:
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49 points and 8 threes both tie career highs for Trae Young. Young's 3 highest-scoring games in his NBA/college career have all ended up in losses (two 49-pt games in NBA, one 48-pt game in college). This was his 3rd game with 8 3-pointers, already the most in Hawks history. https://t.co/GFvggIWCP4
Young is now averaging 27.9 points per game this season.