Trae Young Shines in Mexico City as Atlanta Hawks Defeat Orlando Magic
Atlanta star player Trae Young scored 41 points and made a decisive pass in a game in Mexico City. He expressed his excitement about the venue and announced his openness to playing there every season. The Orlando Magic attempted a comeback, but ultimately lost. This game was the first time the Hawks played in Mexico. Young, who was born in Texas, was the crowd favorite and most of the audience showed support for him. The altitude affected the players but did not seem to affect the game. This was the 32nd NBA game in Mexico, the country with the most games apart from the US and Canada. There are 30 million fans in Mexico making it a potential location for the NBA to expand. Positive feedback from both NBA players and Mexico City will possibly encourage the expansion. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that the NBA will be back to Mexico at least once next year. The Hawks will face the Miami Heat next at home, while the Magic will face the Milwaukee Bucks.