The Boston Celtics were down 3-0 to the Miami Heat and one loss away from an eastern conference finals sweep. However, just a week later, the series is all tied at three with Game 7 going back to Boston.
With everything on the line, former Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball star Derrick White stepped up in a heroic fashion to stun the Heat in Miami and give the Celtics a shot at making NBA history.
White came in clutch with a buzzer-beating putback and the Celtics escaped with a one-point victory. Against all odds, the Celtics are 48 minutes away from being the first team ever to come back from down 3-0.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Colorado native’s unreal game-winner:
Omg that’s my boy
— Richard White (@RamblinWreck34) May 28, 2023
— CoachJRPayne (@CoachJRPayne) May 28, 2023
DERRICK WHITE THE COLORADO GOLDEN BUFFALO
— Adam Busack (@Kingbus5) May 28, 2023
Derrick White. Colorado high school legend
— Nick H (@NickHehemann) May 28, 2023
Derrick White’s buzzer-beater tonight was the second in NBA history by a player whose team was facing elimination and trailing at the time the of the shot
Michael Jordan’s ‘The Shot’ against the Cavaliers in the 1989 First Round
— Mike Lynch (@SportInfo247) May 28, 2023
Derrick White went from playing on a Division II college team in Colorado to making the game-winning shot in Game 6 of the 2023 NBA Conference Finals. pic.twitter.com/VAQ5qCOuz4
— Nash Henry (@NashJagsNats22) May 28, 2023
Derrick White. Clutch.
— Colorado Men’s Basketball (@CUBuffsMBB) May 28, 2023
Derrick White, who grew up in Colorado and played college ball in Colorado, may have just prevented the Denver Nuggets from having home court advantage in the NBA Finals. We’ll find out Monday.
— Vic Vela (@VicVela1) May 28, 2023
Former Colorado Buffalo Derrick White might become a Boston legend after making that insane play to keep the Celtics’ NBA Finals hopes alive
WHAT. A. PLAY.
WHAT. A. GAME.
— Zach Segars (@Zach_Segars) May 28, 2023
Source: Yahoo Sports