By The Numbers: Trae Young’s career-high 56 points not enough for Hawks in Portland

Trae Young had a career night in Portland, helping the Hawks put together a useful fight against the Trail Blazers.

At the final bell, the hosts, despite lacking their starting guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, played spoilers in Young’s spectacular game behind a career-high 43-point performance by Anfernee Simons.

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Despite the loss, Young set and broke multiple NBA and franchise records with his effort. Here’s a look at all of them:

56 – Highest run on points

Young was red-hot the entire game, scoring at least 12 points in every quarter. He started with 16 and then racked up 13 in the second quarter, 12 in the third and 15 in the final period.

He finished the game making 17 of his 26 field goal attempts, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range and a perfect 15 of 15 from the free throw line. Here’s a look at his short chart. His 17 field goals scored tie Young’s personal record, while his seven 3s are just one of the best of his career.

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The 15 free throws are the most made without fail by any NBA player this season. The 56-point game is the 6-foot-1 point guard’s second career game with at least 50 points.

It’s almost two full years since his previous 50-point game.

1: first NBA player

No explanation is required here. Simply greatness.

Unfortunately, due to the unfortunate outcome, Young became the only second player and first from Tiny Archibald in 1973 to rack up at least 50 and 14 in a loss.

He also joined an elite roster of players to record at least 50 points and 10 assists.

16: Hawks franchise record for consecutive games of 25 points

Going into this contest, Young was on a 15-game streak of scoring 25 or more, which is just one short of the franchise record held by Dominique Wilkins.

As part of this performance, I only needed the first half to equal the record.

Young’s 16-game streak not only leads the NBA this season, but it also plays a huge role in him being among the league leaders in points per game – 28.4 (second in the NBA).

14: Attendance milestone

Young’s 14 assists are the most recorded in NBA history in a 55-point game. That count is just one short of his season high and three of his career high.

This is his 18th game this season with at least 10 assists, which plays a huge role in ranking third in the league with an average of 9.5 assists per game. He is the only player in the league to rank in the top 3 in points and averaged assists.

40: number of 30-10 sets

With this departure, Young in just his fourth NBA season ties all-time greats Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade in most games 30-10. This was the 40th of his career, breaking a tie with Damian Lillard and Kevin Johnson (39), who is tied seventh best in NBA history.

Among active players, he ranks fourth among the best and only James Harden (97), LeBron James (93) and Russell Westbrook (83) have more.