As the postseason moves forward, it’s becoming an exciting set of contests between teams. A day back, Boston Celtics clinched the Eastern Conference semifinals Game 1 against the reigning champions, Toronto Raptors. Jayson Tatum led his team to a 112-94 win to begin with the series.
Tatum knocked 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists and Marcus Smart added another 21 points to help his teammate.
The Orlando Bubble is surely a thriller for the NBA fans, but most players are sacrificing their family time to be there. It’s been difficult for them to be restricted in the bubble for several months. It’s taken a toll on their mental health and at the same time, they need to fulfill what is required of them in the league.
Without fans to cheer, family to support, and well-wishers to pray, NBA players are trying their best to keep up their game.
Recently, a wholesome video of Jayson Tatum’s son, Deuce, went circling the internet as he was cheering for his father in front of the TV set. Deuce went on repetitively looking at Tatum through the screen saying, “Daddy! Daddy!”.
The bubble environment has also led to some players missing the delivery of their children. It’s been difficult throughout this phase.
Celtics’ star Tatum is surely motivated by his son. He has managed to grab that first win over the Raptors and looks strong to get going in the next one as well.
Kemba Walker also contributed 18 points and 10 assists in Game 1. Kyle Lowry wished to restrict the Celtics but only scored 17 points off the match. Raptors were trailing throughout the game that depicted a weak performance on their part.
Celtics is the only team that has defeated the Raptors four times in this season. It will be interesting to see how the Raptors will respond to this embarrassing loss in Game 2.
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