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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young couldn’t have played worse in the Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday.
There’s choking in primetime and then there’s what Trae Young did in Game 1 for the Atlanta Hawks going up against the Miami Heat. Despite the Hawks being the No. 8 seed, fans were hopeful that Young would be able to lead the squad to an upset win.
The opposite was the case, as Miami cruised to a 115-91 victory. For Young, he had a game to forget and people are blasting him for it on social media.
Trae Young was downright terrible in Game 1 vs. Miami
On Sunday, Young finished with a lowly eight points, going 1-of-12 from the floor. That’s the kind of shooting performance you’d see during a YMCA game, not in the playoffs from one of the best shooters around.
This was easily one of the worst games of Young’s career. He just couldn’t do much of anything against Miami, which no one was expecting. Young is a certified baller. For him to only connect on one field goal in a playoff game is something no one saw coming.
If anything, NBA fans out there were probably expecting Young to ball out in this one and have Atlanta in a position to try and record an upset win late in the action. Young let everyone down in a major way and he’s hearing all about it right now.
If the Hawks want to try and take home a victory in Game 2, Young will need to do a 180 from Sunday’s performance. If he struggles once again, Young can fully expect even more hate to come his way.