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Trae Young Made NBA History In Hawks-Magic Game

Trae Young made NBA history in Thursday's game.

On Thursday evening, the Atlanta Hawks faced off against the Orlando Magic in Mexico City.

The Hawks won the game by a score of 120-119, and Trae Young led the way with 41 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three steals while shooting 12/27 from the field and 5/15 from the three-point range in 34 minutes of playing time. 

During the game, Young also made NBA history.  

Via The Hawks: "Trae's 4 threes in the first half bring him to 900 for his career 🧊 

He's now the 3rd-youngest player in NBA history to make 900 triples"

Young has played in eight games this season and is averaging 24.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 10.1 assists and 1.6 steals per contest. 

The Hawks have gone 5-3 in their first eight games and will play their next game against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat at State Farm Arena in Georgia on Saturday evening. 

Young was the fifth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after one season of college basketball playing for the Oklahoma Sooners. 

He is in his sixth season in the NBA and is coming off a year where he averaged 26.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 10.2 assists and 1.1 steals per contest while shooting 42.9% from the field in 73 games.  

The 25-year-old is already a two-time All-Star and one of the best players in the league. 

Over the past five seasons, Young has led the Hawks to the NBA playoffs three times, and they made the Eastern Conference Finals in 2021.