On Tuesday, the Celtics easily defeated the Hawks once more, this time by a score of 119-106, to take a 2-0 series lead.Derrick White, who had 22 points in Game 1, put up 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists, and three blocked shots.

Among other stats, on Tuesday. When he was acquired by the Celtics, the expectation was that he would be able to have a significant impact alongside stars like Tatum and Brown, but so far in this series (and for a startling amount of the regular season.

White has been more like a third star — a consistent 3-point shooter whenever he has an open shot, who can also get downhill to the basket when necessary and lock up guards like Hawks star Trae Young. White and Marcus Smart frequently lead the Celtics into their offense quickly.

According to Joe Mazzulla. He is capable of handling and playing, and when Jayson Tatum, Smart, and Jaylen Brown.

Provide others advantagesof which he occasionally benefits—he does a terrific job of taking advantage of them, according to Mazzulla.

During one of his free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, White was serenaded by Celtics supporters with "M-V-P" shouts. After the game, we discussed it.

Tatum said. 'That's what it feels like,' he exclaimed. Yeah, I guess, I thought. White claimed that throughout the course of the season, he has become noticeably more at ease.

Even during the regular season, JB would say, "C'mon, D, be aggressive," during timeouts. Do what you do, please," White said. Therefore, it's interesting to hear it from [Brown and Tatum]. They all gave me the go-ahead to compete in my game.

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