Jo Jo White Rumors
Jaylen Brown has been around for plenty of big games by Tatum, but he knew this one carried a little bit more weight. “It was a big-time performance,” Brown said. “Our backs are against the wall, too. You love to see JT come out aggressive and carry us offensively like he did forcing Game 7. Definitely a signature game for the Celtics and for Jayson.” Tatum, Brown and Smart combined for 89 of Boston’s 108 points as Brown went for 22 and Smart had 21. The trio combining for 82.4% of the Celtics’ points marked the second-highest percentage by a Boston trio in postseason history behind only Dave Cowens, John Havlicek and Jo Jo White scoring 80 of 91 points on April 20, 1973, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Marc J. Spears: Celtics legends selected by fans, media & historians for All-Celtics Team: Ray Allen, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek, Tommy Heinsohn, Dennis Johnson, Sam Jones, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Paul Pierce, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman & Jo Jo White. pic.twitter.com/Ys9TIaGHmD
Charlie Scott’s lone regret from waiting more than 30 years to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is that his buddy Jo Jo White wasn’t there to welcome him at the ceremony on Friday. White, a 2015 inductee, died in January, a few months before Scott got his Hall of Fame confirmation. White, Scott, and Spencer Haywood often talked about making the Hall together someday, and now all three are in.
Jim Eichenhofer: Via #Pelicans TV stat ace Tommy Cooper: Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored the most pts by a pair of teammates in an #NBA playoff game since 1973, when Boston’s JoJo White and John Havlicek also scored exactly 88 pts
Steve Bulpett: A beautiful and moving service for Jo Jo White today… So many of his former teammates in attendance. Very strong note from Charlie Scott talking about tradition and saying all the former players are still watching closely to see that current team is living up to the uniform.
Chris Forsberg: The Celtics have set up a tribute to Jo Jo White with his jersey draped on his familiar seat at TD Garden. Workers are wearing No. 10 pins in his honor.