By The Numbers: Trae Young’s career-high 56 points not enough for Hawks in Portland

By The Numbers: Trae Young’s career-high 56 points not enough for Hawks in Portland

Trae Young had a career night in Portland, serving to the shorthanded Hawks pose a to hand battle against the Hasten Blazers. 

At the final buzzer, the hosts, no matter missing both their starting guards in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, played spoilsport on Young’s spectacular game in the relieve of a career-excessive 43-level efficiency from Anfernee Simons,

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No matter the loss, Young space and broke a few NBA and franchise details with his effort. Here’s a dangle a look the least bit of them: 

56: Career-excessive for points

Young became pink-hot all game, scoring as a minimum 12 points in each quarter. He started off with 16 then piled on 13 in the 2d quarter, 12 in the third and 15 in the final length. 

He finished the game making 17 of his 26 discipline honest attempts including 7-of-12 from 3-level range and a excellent 15-of-15 from the free-throw line. Here’s a dangle a examine his short chart. The 17 made discipline targets tie Young’s career-excessive while his seven 3-pointers are staunch one terrified of his career-most productive.


The 15 free throws are essentially the most made with out a omit by any NBA player this season. The 56-level game is the 6-foot-1 level guard’s 2d career game with as a minimum 50 points.

It comes on the discipline of two corpulent years since his old 50-level game. 

1: First NBA player ever 

No explanation is required here. Staunch greatness.

Sadly, due to the the sorrowful end result, Young grew to turn out to be handiest the 2d player ever and the first since Minute Archibald in 1973 to attain up as a minimum 50 and 14 in a loss. 

He also joined an elite checklist of gamers to file as a minimum 50 points and 10 assists.

Young is the fourth player ever to dangle 50+ points and 14+ assists in a game, becoming a member of James Harden, Nate Archibald (2x) and Wilt Chamberlain.

He’s the ideally suited player in NBA history to dangle 55+ points and 14+ assists in a single game.

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16: Hawks’ franchise-file for consecutive 25-level video games

Coming into this contest, Young became riding a 15-game shuffle of scoring 25 or more which is correct one terrified of the franchise file held by Dominique Wilkins.

As share of this efficiency, he handiest wished the first half to equal the file. 

Young’s 16-game shuffle no longer handiest leads the NBA this season but additionally performs a wide role in him being amongst the league leaders for points per game – 28.4 (2nd in NBA). 

14: Lend a hand milestone

Young’s 14 assists are essentially the most recorded in NBA history in a 55-level game. That tally is correct one terrified of his season-excessive and three off his career-excessive. 

Here’s his 18th game this season with as a minimum 10 assists, playing a wide role in him ranking third in the league for assists averaging 9.5 per game. He’s the ideally suited player in the league to contemptible in the pause 3 in points and assists averaged. 

40: Series of 30-10 video games

With this present day out, Young in exactly his fourth NBA season ties all-time greats luxuriate in Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade for most 30-10 video games. This became the 40th of his career, breaking a tie with Damian Lillard and Kevin Johnson (39), which is tied seventh-most productive in NBA history. 

Among active gamers, it be ranked fourth-most productive with handiest James Harden (97), LeBron James (93) and Russell Westbrook (83) having more.