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Derrick White welcomes newborn son Hendrix James White on the same day the Celtics blow out in Game 2 Heat

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There was plenty to celebrate for Derrick White on Thursday night. His family got bigger and his team more balanced.

White missed the Boston Celtics’ 127-102 blowout win over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals to be with his wife Hannah, who went into labor a little earlier than expected .

Her son arrived Thursday and was 19.5 inches and 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Although he comes from an athletic family, he has a musical name, as Derrick and Hannah called him “Hendrix James White”.

There were plans to introduce a day off, but nature had other ideas. White rebooked Hannah’s Instagram photo of Hendrix’s footwhich included his name, height, weight and “love at first sight”.

The Celtics, who recovered Marcus Smart and Al Horford from a sprained foot and COVID-19 respectively, thrived without a white as they leveled their series 1-1. White is likely to return for Game 2 on Saturday night.

Horford said the team wanted to win for his missing teammate.

“He takes care of business. Bigger things,” Horford said with a big smile. “We had to capture it for him.”