We are finally down to the last four teams in the NBA. Both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals are underway, and the Phoenix Suns have held the home-court advantage with a 2-zip lead against the LA Clippers. Game 3 is tonight, in LA, with their leader Chris Paul back in action.
But we have to pivot this issue over to the Eastern Conference and focus on what’s going down with the Hawks and Bucks. We got our first taste of what’s to come on Wednesday night when the Hawks stole the show in Milwaukee with a 116-113 win and snatched a 1-0 lead in the series.
It was an up-and-down type of game where the Bucks looked slow and tired, resulting from a hard-fought bout against the Brooklyn Nets in their previous series. The Bucks lacked that type of spark to get them over the edge, but there was one man on the court that didn’t disappoint. That man was Trae Young. Young remains as poised as ever, even in hostile environments, in his first postseason.
Young keeps breaking records left, right, and center. In Game 1, he scored a career-high 48 points, paired with 11 assists which accounted for 24 extra points for Atlanta. Do the math, and Young scored or assisted on 74 points for the night, the most in a Conference or Division Finals game ever.
Young plays all his games with a swagger that you would see in a backyard pickup game. He dances on that fine line where he’s too cocky with his shimmies, or you’re memorized with his every move. I guess the question I want to ask is; Do we love or hate Trae?
Catch you Monday.