Trae Young hits deep three-pointer vs. 76ers
Trae Young stayed hot in Game 1 of his team’s series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young has arguably been the MVP of the early portion of the NBA playoffs, and the Atlanta Hawks stayed hot in Game 1 of his team’s series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

Young had 25 points in the first half against Philly after averaging nearly 30 points per game in Atlanta’s opening-round series against the New York Knicks. One of the shots Young hit against the Sixers came from about eight feet beyond the arc. Here’s the video:

Young’s impressive play is the main reason the Hawks needed just five games to get past the Knicks in the first round. He’s one of the best scorers in the NBA, and he seems to have elevated his game for the playoffs.

Young seemed to have a lot of fun shutting Knicks fans up (video here), and he may be well on his way to doing the same in another hostile city.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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