White joins Michael Jordan as only players to achieve this NBA playoff feat originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Whenever you can join Michael Jordan in making NBA playoff history, it's a pretty impressive accomplishment. And that's exactly what Boston Celtics guard Derrick White did Saturday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.
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The dramatic finish gave the C's a 104-103 win and left Heat fans at Kaseya Center absolutely stunned.
White's buzzer-beater is the sixth in league history for a team facing elimination. He also became just the second player ever to hit a winning shot at the buzzer in a playoff game when his team was trailing at the time -- Miami led 103-102 with three seconds remaining before the final sequence.
Derrick White is the 2nd player in NBA history to make a game-winning buzzer-beater when facing elimination and his team trailed prior to the shot.
The other player to do this? Michael Jordan in 1989 vs the Cavaliers.
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The Heat led this series 3-0 at one point, and now they are facing the possibility of becoming the first team in league history ever to blow that kind of series advantage.
Game 7 is Monday night at TD Garden in Boston. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. The atmosphere is going to be incredible, and one team will punch its ticket to the 2023 NBA Finals.