|Rights: Be A bos GM||HT: 6-4|
|Jersey: 9||WT: 190|
|DOB: 7/2/1994||Age: 28|
|Sal: $16.39M||Inj: No Injury|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =15.05 PPG=12.27 APG=4.03 STPG=0.66|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Derrick White: Carries Boston in first half|
White generated 14 points (6-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, one rebound, two steals and a block over 29 minutes in Wednesday's 93-80 Game 5 road win over the Heat.
The Scoop: White came off the bench and carried Boston in the first half, scoring 11 of its modest 37 points. The Celtics needed White's production, as a hobbled Marcus Smart (ankle) scored only five points and committed four fouls. Boston committed to a seven-man rotation, with White essentially playing starter's minutes. White's defensive intensity and inside shooting made up for his poor outside shooting. With injuries pestering the Celtics' roster, White should again expect big minutes Friday for Game 6 in Boston.
May 26 1:24 ET