The game took place past Deuce's bedtime though, so the fact that he was hanging around to watch parts of the game was an impressive feat on its own already.
Below is a clip of Deuce in the crowd. Shout out to Celtics legend Paul Pierce as well, who was in the shot.
Jayson Tatum’s son Deuce stayed up past his bedtime to watch the Celtics game 💚 pic.twitter.com/xbMOJRwUI9
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 6, 2020
This is a great initiative by the league as a way to address the crowd-less arenas in the bubble. You could see how Jayson Tatum himself was quite pleased seeing a close-up shot of his own son. It seems to have lit a fire inside the Celtics forward, as he had a very efficient evening against the Brooklyn Nets.
Tatum was one of Boston's best players, putting up 19 points on a highly efficient 7-of-11 shooting, along with five triples, two rebounds, two assists, and a steal in just 18 minutes of action. He pretty much got the night off, as the Celtics absolutely blew out the Nets, with the game finishing with a final score of 149-115.
The victory tightens the Celtics' grip on the third spot in the Eastern Conference. It was an important win for them following Tuesday's disappointing loss to the Miami Heat, who happen to be just a game and a half behind them at the moment at fourth.
Boston has been great this season, and there's no denying that Tatum's strong play throughout has played a pivotal part in their success this term.