Tras shred them last season in the playoffs, Trae Young was once again a torment for the New York Knicks and gave a recital at Madison Square Garden with 45 points and 8 assists. The point guard also had Bogdan Bogdanovic, with 32 points as a partner in the Hawks that swept the New York team.
The two players from the Georgia team also left one of the baskets of the night in the NBA when Bogdanovic baselined and launched a one-handed pass that landed in the hands of Young on the other side of the court, who scored at the buzzer that marked the end of the second quarter.
The base, in addition, as soon as he scored He turned to the stands and asked the Madison fans to calm down. that he already had his new favorite villain in Young after what happened last season in the playoffs.
A clash that led him to confront the previous mayor of New York, with whom he had his pluses and minuses on social networks. Dressed in a Knicks cap De Blasio released this message to Young: “Here, this is a message for you and for the people who want basketball to be played the right way: stop looking for fouls. Even Steve Nash already said that ‘this is not basketball’. Bring, the Hawks are not going to fly in New York City. Come on, play fair and try to win. The Knicks are going to teach you a lesson.”
Just one game later, the point guard experienced one of the most unpleasant games on a court, when a Knicks fan was caught by the cameras … spitting on Trae Young in the middle of the pandemic. An image that went around the world and that placed the Madison fans in the eye of the hurricane.