BOSTON — In the game the Boston Celtics could least afford to bring their best version of themselves onto the court, their least-tenured regular rotation player, guard Derrick White, decided to take the mentality of “if I go down in flames, so be it” onto the parquet floor. White came out white hot on Monday, allowing the Celtics to set up a best-of-three for a trip to the NBA Finals.
White scored the game’s first seven points, nearly outscoring the Miami Heat in the first quarter all by himself, in setting the tone for the Celtics’ 102-82 victory at TD Garden to even the Eastern Conference Finals series at two games apiece. Jayson Tatum, who did outscore the Heat in the first 12 minutes, scored 12 first-quarter points on his way to putting up 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Monday evening’s Game 4, with all photos taken by ALOST photographer Jenny Rohl. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 27 pictures in total.