Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young wanted the referee to leave Philadelphia 76ers goalkeeper Ben Simmonsen after a late foul.
In Game 3 between the Hawks and 76ers, Trae Young found a unique way to insult Philadelphia guard Ben Simmons.
He wanted to shoot free kicks.
After Young fouled Simmons in the fourth quarter, he instructed the referees to kick Simmons off the free-kick line, rather than the 76ers taking the ball from outside the box.
When your opponent is a 59.7 percent free-kick shooter, that’s the kind of extraction you can do.
Trae Young ridiculed the problems surrounding Ben Simmons’s free kick
Young and Hawks didn’t get the free kicks they wanted in Simmons, even though Philadelphia did nothing with the subsequent possession.
Atlanta was 109-92 at the time and trying to get back in the game. Simmons didn’t even save them by taking free kicks.
The Simmons and 76ers had a final laugh with a 127-111 victory, winning the series 2-1 against the Hawks.
Simmons scored 18 points, four rebounds and seven assists in a strong start. From the free kick line, however, it was 4 of 7.
Young was electric as usual in a 17-point 17-point shootout with 28 points. He also had eight assists and two steals.
That was the problem Hawks He shot 47.6% from the field and 26.1 percent from a distance of three. They certainly didn’t do enough to neutralize it 76 years on the defensive side as well. Philadelphia shot 58.2% from the ground and 47.6% from a distance. Joel Embiid led his team with 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
The youngster is due to reunite with his team on Monday for Game 4. If they want to stay alive in the set, Simmons will have to miss free kicks, keeping the game much closer than it was during Friday.