Derrick White got a chance to respond to those comments on Saturday, refusing to engage with the Warriors veteran forward. “I mean, we knew what their game plan was going in, so it’s just up to us to make shots,” White said of Green’s remarks. “I mean, it is what it is. He said what he said. Just going into Game 2, just have the right mindset and whatever it takes to help us win games.”
Source: Brian Robb @ Booth Newspapers
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Derrick White played it close to the vest when asked about Draymond Green’s dismissive comments about his shooting in Game 1: “He said what he said” masslive.com/celtics/2022/0… – 11:20 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Draymond Green and Klay Thompson didn’t overreact after the Warriors dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals at home to the Boston Celtics. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/03/dra… – 7:00 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
New for @YahooSports: When Draymond Green is on, he’s a great connector, a jolt of energy. When he’s off, it’s a slog. And the Celtics would like nothing more than to play this series in the mud sports.yahoo.com/nba-finals-dra… – 10:37 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond Green on his self criticism about his Game 1 performance and his vow to play well in Game 2: “That’s what I’ve always been taught my entire life. I understand that ultimately, if I play well, we win.”on.nba.com/3NOZX6q – 10:22 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
After scolding Jordan Poole during his sluggish Game 1, Draymond Green had a more positive message afterwards. Green to @NBAcom: “Just stick with it. It’s basketball. It’s one game. He’ll bounce back.” Draymond also shed light on improving his own play. https://t.co/MA4ID7ynyQ pic.twitter.com/DdKmODnhXf – 9:15 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Draymond Green said, “Ultimately, if I play well, we win. And if I don’t, we still can. But if I do, we win. So that falls on me. And like I say, you have to accept your role.” Dray said he wants to play better. “Have some accountability, or none of this works.” – 3:45 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green on the criticism the Warriors have received after falling 0-1 in the NBA Finals:
“There will always be noise, but there’s only noise when you’re great.” – 3:44 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Derrick White started as the ultimate underdog in his journey to the #NBAFinals. White’s only scholarship offer out of high school was a partial one to a Division II school. Now, he’s on a Boston #Celtics team that’s within three wins of an #NBA title. bit.ly/3Mn2MdQ – 10:06 AM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Rewatching Game 1. Two incredibly likable teams. Rob Williams is what, like the 11th name in this series, and he’s cool as hell. Derrick White, off the bench, is just awesome at basketball. Sunday can’t come fast enough. – 9:16 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
Team USA was stocked with Celtics in 2019. Near the end of the bench was this guy, Derrick White, who is now a household name and a big reason Boston is just three wins from an NBA championship, @The Athletic theathletic.com/3347864/2022/0… – 2:57 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Derrick White was averaging 6.7 points on 34.7 pct shooting (23.7 from 3) in 12 playoff games before missing one for the birth of his son. In the 6 games since, he’s averaging 13.0 points on 45.6/42.9 pct shooting.
As far as Hendrix White is concerned, his dad’s a frickin’ star. – 1:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White on the Celtics switching defense: “It’s been fun. All the different defensive coverages we do. We can mix and match and everyone out there can guard multiple positions. That’s what we hang our hat on.” – 12:13 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford on the Celtics hitting shots: “It was the way we were moving the ball. The guys just kept finding me. Derrick White hit shots too. We were just setting them up and knocking them down.” – 12:04 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Celtics 21-of-41 from 3 in Game 1 win at #Warriors.
This is with Jayson Tatum 1-of-5 on 3s (3-of-17 FGs) and Jaylen Brown 2-of-8 on 3s (10-of-23 FGs)
Al Horford 6-of-8 on 3s.
Derrick White 5-of-8 on 3s.
Marcus Smart 4-of-7 on 3s.
Payton Pritchard 2-of-3 on 3s.
#NBAFinals2022 pic.twitter.com/fqg0atT763 – 11:51 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
What a comeback by the Celtics. A 3/17 scoring night for Tatum but his playmaking was outstanding. Massive Derrick White minutes in that fourth quarter. Dad energy. pic.twitter.com/Qy5IRAe7lx – 11:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on Derrick White: “He does everything. 5-of-8, three assists and some really good playmaking and defense. We have very little drop-off when Marcus goes out. To get 21 from him was huge. That unit kept up rolling in the fourth quarter.” – 11:44 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka singles out Marcus Smart for celebrating on the bench while Payton Pritchard and Derrick White were playing huge minutes in the fourth quarter to fuel Boston’s comeback. Said the Celtics are a team and always rely on the team to win. – 11:42 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– Game 1
– Steph’s 21 1Q/0 2Q
– Jaylen Brown holding down fort
– Al Horford/Derrick White do it again
– Warriors 3Q Avalanche
– The 4Q clapback for the ages
– Obi Wan Ep. 3 therapy session
youtube.com/watch?v=BGZPdH… – 11:34 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
An incredible 40-16 fourth quarter from the Celtics and they lead the NBA Finals. They hit some amazing shots, but this was a product of Tatum making great passing reads, Derrick White pushing the pace while hitting everything, and some incredible defense, as always. – 11:28 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
That’s a 40-16 fourth quarter for the Celtics to rip away Game 1 in SF. Warriors lose homecourt. Eight made jumpers from Al Horford. Derrick White stung them for 21 bench points. Celtics hit 21 3s. – 11:26 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Brad Stevens acquired Derrick White & Al Horford in his first 6 months of being a GM.
They’ve combined for 44 points and 12 3s in their first career Finals games. – 11:21 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Steph Curry has scored 2 points in the 2nd & 4th quarters when being guarded by Derrick White. The Celtics reserve also has 21 pts on 5-7 3FG. He’s been the difference. – 11:18 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Shout out to Payton Pritchard for living in Curry’s airspace right now.
Also shout out to Derrick White for a great boxout on that last stop. C’s had an awesome possession that just ended with a miss. But the’re rolling – 11:16 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
I kept being told by players in the league that Derrick White is a better shooter than he’s shown.
Seems like so much of it is confidence with White. Has been terrific these last couple weeks. – 11:14 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Love the story Derrick White once told me about how women would see him and tell him they always knew he would make it. He figured they were all lying. “I didn’t even know if I would make it,” he said. Hahaha. – 11:13 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
How do you get back into a game? Celtics are 10-for-13 from the field, including 6-for-6 on 3s in the fourth quarter. Jaylen Brown and Derrick White each have two 3s and Payton Pritchard and Al Horford each one 3. – 11:11 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
This has to be so demoralizing for Derrick White. Sticks with Curry through all the screens, nails the relocation, chases from the top to the corner to the other corner.
Warriors 3. pic.twitter.com/ppyVkCbe2X – 11:10 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Midway through the second quarter, the Warriors have held Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to six points apiece. Boston’s leading scorer is Derrick White with eight. Have a feeling Steve Kerr feels pretty good about that. – 9:52 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Warriors-Celtics Game 1
Andrew Wiggins over 21.5 points + rebounds
Jordan Poole under 21.5 points + rebounds + assists
Steph Curry over 26.5 points
Derrick White over 8 points
Jayson Tatum under 26.5 points – 6:42 PM
More on this storyline
Draymond Green turned some heads after Game 1 by downplaying his concern after the defeat after a number of key Celtics delivered red-hot shooting performances from 3-point range on Thursday night. “They hit 21 threes, and Marcus Smart and Al Horford and Derrick White combined for 15 of them,” Green said. “The guys are good shooters, but they combined for, what, 15-for-23 from those guys, eh, you know, so, we’ll be fine.” -via Booth Newspapers / June 5, 2022
The past must be flushed away, and there’s no better mentor than Iguodala to preach that point to Poole. “He’s got to stay aggressive,” Kenny Atkinson said. “We’re not winning this thing without Jordan Poole. That’s just the truth of it, and he knows it.” -via NBC Sports / June 5, 2022
And it’s another thing to be a big piece to the puzzle of the Warriors’ success and their championship hopes at such a young age. “Just asking questions and getting his insight,” Poole said of his conversations with Iguodala. “Finding ways to learn from the film and my own team. Just trying to better myself as a player and the whole team.” -via NBC Sports / June 5, 2022