NBA recognizes Derrick White for recent hot streak


Derrick White's recent efforts haven't gone unnoticed around the NBA.

The league recognized the Boston Celtics guard's stellar performance by naming him the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 6-12. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander earned the honor for the Western Conference.

White has averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds over his last four games. He has shot 52.2 percent from the floor, including 51.5 percent from 3-point range (17-for-33) in that span. His 10 consecutive games with multiple made 3-pointers is the second-longest active streak in the NBA behind only Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry (38 games), per's Taylor Snow.

Sunday vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, White was the Celtics' leading scorer with 23 points. He also notched 10 assists in the win for his second straight game with a double-double. He dropped a career-high 33 points with 10 assists in Boston's win over the Charlotte Hornets.

White's scorching stretch has come at the perfect time for the C's. Their backcourt depth has been thin with Marcus Smart, Malcolm Brogdon, and Jaylen Brown each missing time.

The Celtics will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night for their penultimate game before the All-Star break. With Smart and Brown expected to be still be out, White will be counted on to step up yet again.

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