Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young knows there is no one to blame but himself in their shocking 125-91 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Young was actually the Hawks’ top-scorer, but that statement is a bit misleading and doesn’t give the whole picture if you consider his shooting splits. The whole Atlanta team did not perform well, but Ice Trae is particularly guilty with his 1-of-8 performance from deep for a total of 6-of-16 shooting from the field.
The 22-year-old also finished with only three free-throw attempts, which speaks volumes how the Bucks was able to silence him all night long.
With his performance, Young acknowledged his shortcomings and vowed to bounce back as the series shifts to Atlanta.
“I take full responsibility for what happened tonight … I will be better,” Young shared, per Chris Kirschner of The Athletic.
As mentioned, though, Trae Young is not solely to blame for the blowout loss. The fact that he still led the team in scoring speaks volumes on how the Hawks struggled to score against the Bucks’ defense.
Making adjustments for Game 3 will be the main priority for head coach Nate McMillan, especially in order to allow the likes of John Collins and Kevin Huerter to carry the offensive load when the defense is focused on Young.
Of course Trae needs to do better in Game 3, but as he has proven time and time again in the 2021 NBA playoffs, his confidence never wavers no matter what the situation is.