Derrick White making NBA history amidst Celtics’ playoff run
The Boston Celtics are doing whatever it takes to survive after going down 3-0 against the Miami Heat in the eastern conference finals. The Celtics got the Game 4 win, and former Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball star Derrick White is one reason why.
White had a strong performance in Game 1 but wasn’t a factor in the other two games. But in Game 4, he stepped up again with 16 points on 5-of-10 from the field.
As a result, White became the first player in NBA history to score 200-plus points on 50/45/95 shooting during a playoff run, per StatMuse. That is quite the accomplishment for White, and he has been a big factor once again for the Celtics.
Derrick White this postseason:
The first player in NBA history with 200+ PTS on 50/45/95% splits in a playoff run. pic.twitter.com/GzWHiBezxO
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 24, 2023
The Celtics need somebody to step up besides Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, and White has shown that he can be that guy for head coach Joe Mazzulla.
Game 5 is back in Boston on Thursday as the Celtics try to be the first team to come back down 3-0, and they will need another strong showing from White if they want to have a chance.
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