White, who's been starting in place of Marcus Smart (ankle sprain) over the past month, led the short-handed Celtics to a 4-0 week, despite missing Jaylen Brown (facial fracture), Al Horford (knee) and Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) at one point or another over the past seven days.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Boston Celtics guard Derrick White have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 17 of the 2022-23 season (Feb. 6-12). pic.twitter.com/cZyf0DJfmW— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) February 13, 2023
As the Celtics starting point guard, White averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per contest, while being the only player in the league to shoot at least 50% from the field, 50% from 3-point range, and 90% from the free-throw line during that four-game stretch.
"I'm just trying to tell myself just to have good energy," White said in Sunday's postgame presser. "I feel like when I have good energy, whether they're in or not, I'm able to do some good things out there. So, I just tell myself that before every game, just bring the energy and then make shots, miss shots, just make the right play."
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