Young was awarded the Eastern Conference Player of the Week citation after tallying splendid numbers of 38.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists through Atlanta's first two games.
Trae Young twisted his ankle in a nasty incident against the Heat. That could lead to increased effectiveness against Miami's offense and, with John Collins emerging in a 30-point effort on Tuesday, there is reason to believe that the Hawks can find cracks in Miami's defense.
Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce told the media postgame that Young underwent X-rays with the results not turning up anything serious.
Young was hurt on a drive about 2 minutes into the second quarter.
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While the four-time All-Star's debut stole the headlines, the win over the Hawks had a similar theme to the team's win over the Atlanta franchise in the preseason - rookie Tyler Herro catching fire off the bench. He will be re-evaluated at the beginning of next week to determine if he'll miss any additional games.
His 29 points were the most by a Heat rookie since Dwayne Wade in 2004. He averaged 19.1 ppg and 8.0 assists as a rookie.
Tyler Herro top scored for Miami with 29 points, as Jimmy Butler (21 points) provided solid back up. He had 12 points 4-for-4 shooting in the first quarter. Small forward Justice Winslow has led the team in assists per game with 5.8 per game so far in the young season. He had four 3s in the first 8 minutes on Tuesday - after never having previously made more than two in any quarter of his first 138 National Basketball Association games.
Just because it has a few edges doesn't mean Atlanta will cover the Heat vs. Hawks spread on Thursday.