The old saying goes “it’s not over until the fat lady sings.” Not sure how PC that is for today’s audience, but it certainly applies to Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. You keep playing and don’t run your mouth until the clock hits all zeros. He did not do that on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat, declaring the game was “over” following his team taking a six-point lead with just under a minute to go.
That lit a fire underneath Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Heat, with them going on to score 22 consecutive points from there. Six of them to tie the game and then 16 in a row to begin overtime as they decimated the Hawks in the extra period to win 135-121 at home. It was a massive night for them as a team, too, with a number of players getting in on the act. Kendrick Nunn scored 36, a career high, while Duncan Robinson nailed ten (yes, ten) three-pointers. Both Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler had triple-doubles, making people sit up and pay attention to what the Heat are doing fairly quietly. With the win, they are still an unbeaten 11-0 at home and 18-6 overall.