Trae Young pops off for 37 points to lead Hawks vs. shorthanded Sixers

Published February 10, 2024, 12:30 PMLei Macaranas

Trae Young scored 37 points and 12 assists.
Trae Young gave his all for Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia as he finished with 37 points, and 12 assists, including five 3-pointers, taking down the Sixers on the road, 127-121.
At only 25 years old, Young has notched his 77th career game with at least 30 points and 10 assists, the fifth-most in NBA history.

This all-around effort in the win came three days after it was announced that Young and Scottie Barnes, were named as East All-Star injury replacements for Joel Embiid and Julius Randle.

With only 19.6 seconds remaining in the game clock, Young drained the two crucial free throws that extended Atlanta’s lead to 125-119 and sealed the second straight win for the Hawks.

Okenyeka Okomgwu tallied 21 points while Saddiq Bey garnered a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic and De’Andre Hunter also helped in Atlanta’s cause with 13 and 11 points respectively.

Making up for the absence of their top scorers Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, Kelly Oubre Jr. stepped up for the Sixers with 28 points and 12 boards. Tobias Harris meanwhile made 21 points coupled with seven assists and six rebounds.

Fresh from their trades, newcomers Cameron Payne and Buddy Hield contributed 20 points each in the Sixers’ disappointing loss in the stretch.

The boys from Philly were close to pulling off a late comeback attempt but Young’s consistency in scoring and playmaking allowed the Hawks to protect their lead and secure the win.