Even though the Boston Celtics could not convert their Game 1 performance into a victory, they have some positives to take away from the loss. Jayson Tatum once again delivered a sparkling performance, etching his name in the Celtics’ playoff history books alongside Larry the legend!
Tatum has been outstanding in the 2020 NBA Playoffs, and the fact that he’s just 22-years-old leaves one awestruck over his talent. He’s bound to reach great heights in the NBA, and he’s already crossing milestones after the other.
Tatum got 30.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in Game 1. This went down as his third straight 25/10/5 playoff game. This consistent performance from the young star has earned him a place in the franchise’s history books.
Jayson Tatum is now the only Celtics player after Larry Bird to have achieved this remarkable feat. Once again, Tatum is just 22, and he’s already in the company of Hall of Famer Larry bird in an incredible playoff record.
Jayson Tatum joins Larry Bird as the only players with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in 3 straight playoff games in Celtics franchise history. pic.twitter.com/kPxBr6KSVq
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 16, 2020
Jayson Tatum scarily seems to get better with each passing game. The 6’8” forward has become a terrorizing presence in the wing. Moreover, if he gets into the perimeter, his fadeaway beauties are a joy to watch!
Jayson Tatum is so smooth. 💦
— theScore (@theScore) September 15, 2020
Jayson Tatum and his son Deuce light up Game 1 between the Celtics and Heat
Jayson Tatum and his two-year-old son Deuce are adorable. Unfortunately, Tatum had to spend several months away from his little man, as he was competing in the bubble. But now, they’ve been reunited, and Deuce stole the limelight in Game 1!
Jayson Tatum’s son, Deuce, showing support ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rdKgxY7f2h
— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 15, 2020
The handsome young man cheered his dad from the sidelines, and the cameras couldn’t get enough of him. Deuce even had a foam finger to show his support to the Celtics in their matchup against the Heat.
Moreover, Tatum sported the Air Jordan 34 “Chinese Takeout” sneakers for this game, and he customized it with a little sketch as well. The 2020 All-Star drew a heart right next to his son’s name to commemorate their reunion after several months of being apart.
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) September 15, 2020
The Celtics suffered a tough loss in Game 1. Now, the pressure is now on them to deliver a strong performance in the subsequent game. They struggled to contain Miami in the closing stages, which proved to be a defining factor in the game. Can this young Boston team come up big in the ECF to overthrow the Heat?