Celtics Beat Nuggets, 108-102, For 7th Straight Win as Derrick White Shines in Debut


It’s safe to say Derrick White is fitting in with the Boston Celtics. The new acquisition, acquired just yesterday at the trade deadline, played a major role in Boston’s 108-102 win over the Denver Nuggets Friday night.

Boston started out with a deficit for the entirety of the first, but when White checked in late in the first, he was a major part of a 12-0 run that the Celtics took into the second quarter and gave them the lead. The Nuggets would go into the half though with a nine-point lead.

The Celtics responded with another run to take the lead halfway through the third quarter, and it was a back-and-forth game from there. Both sides traded basket after basket until Boston pulled ahead in the final two minutes — earning their seventh straight win.

Jayson Tatum led the team in scoring with 24 points, with Marcus Smart adding 15. Rob Williams had a very sturdy night, putting up 15 while grabbing a beefy 16 boards. White had 15 points with two assists and six boards in his Celtics debut.

Boston will take on the Hawks Sunday at 2:00 p.m. EST to close out their homestand.

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