May 20, 2024
Celtics force Game 7 with White's buzzer-beate

Celtics force Game 7 with White's buzzer-beate

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New Delhi : The Boston Celtics are now one win away from making history. They are the only team to have ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs, and they are now one game away from doing it again.

Derrick White was the hero in Game 6, hitting a game-winning tip-in with 0.9 seconds left to give the Celtics a 104-103 victory. White had been struggling in the series, but he came up big when it mattered most. Celtics force Game 7 with White’s buzzer-beate

JJ Redick, who played with White in San Antonio, said that he knew White would be up for the challenge. “Derrick is a winner,” Redick said. “He’s been in big moments before, and he knows how to handle them.”

Celtics force Game 7 with White's buzzer-beate
Derrick White

The Celtics will now have home-court advantage in Game 7. They will need to play their best basketball of the season if they want to make history. But with White leading the way, they have a chance.

Here are some additional details about the game: Celtics force Game 7 with White’s buzzer-beate

  • The Celtics trailed by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but they rallied to tie the game at 103 with 11.4 seconds left.
  • Jimmy Butler missed a free throw with 3.4 seconds left, giving the Celtics a chance to win the game.
  • Marcus Smart inbounded the ball to White, who was open in the corner. Smart’s shot bounced off the rim, but White was there to tip it in for the game-winning basket.
  • White finished with 11 points and 4 rebounds in the game.
  • The Celtics will host Game 7 on Monday night.

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