Derrick White strikes at buzzer, Celtics force Game 7 vs. Heat

When Derrick White passed the ball to Marcus Smart, the Boston Celtics were three seconds away from being eliminated from the Eastern Conference finals.

White did not stand by and watch as Smart's shot went in and out; instead, he sprinted to the left corner and, with no Miami Heat players in his immediate vicinity, made his way toward the basket.

As Boston earned an unlikely 104-103 victory, his instincts placed him in the ideal position to score on a tip-in just before the buzzer sounded.

Whether he succeeds or fails, standing in the corner is useless, according to White. "So, I was just crashing the glass, and it came right to me."

Boston, the second-seeded team, won its third game in a row thanks to White's thrilling basket, making it just the fourth team in NBA history to force a Game 7 after dropping the first three games of a playoff series.

White said, "I'm just happy we won. Whatever is necessary. We are up against a wall. I'm just glad we prevailed.

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