Trae Young takes blame for Hawks' Game 2 blowout loss
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) looks to pass the ball while defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) and guard Jrue Holiday (21) during the third quarter during game two of the Eastern Conference Finals. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young takes blame for Hawks' Game 2 blowout loss to Bucks

Hawks star Trae Young believes there's no one to blame but himself for Atlanta's 125-91 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night. 

"That's all on me," Young said, according to ESPN's Royce Young. "I've got to be better at taking care of the ball. And do a better job of at least getting us a shot and not turning it over so much. And I've got to do better and I will be better next game."

Young was actually Atlanta's top scorer, but he shot just 1-of-8 from deep for a total of 6-of-16 shooting from the field as the entire team failed to get much going offensively. 

The 22-year-old was also held to just three free throw attempts, which shows how the Bucks were able to silence him all night. 

Young, who finished with 15 points, isn't solely to blame for the blowout loss, though. Bogdan Bogdanovic was held to just eight points, while John Collins and Cam Reddish were both held to 11 points. 

Making adjustments for Game 3 will be crucial for Nate McMillan and the Hawks. Atlanta will have to figure out how to maximize production from players like Collins when Young is covered. 

The Bucks and Hawks are tied 1-1, with Game 3 set for Sunday night. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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