Two weeks ago, Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young showed off his crazy shooting range when he nailed a game-winning three from the half-court logo.

But that was the preseason. Entering Sunday, the Hawks were 0-2 in NBA regular-season action, and Young led them to their first victory with a performance that looked like many of his games for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Young scored 35 points (13-of-23 FG; 6-of-14 3PT; 3-3 FT) and dished out 11 assists (with just one turnover) in Atlanta’s 133-111 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Since 2000, only two rookies have put up 35+ point, 10+ assist performances: Steph Curry and LeBron James.

That’s pretty dang good company to be in, especially in just Young’s third career NBA game.

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