Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics guard Derrick White will miss Game 2 in Miami on Thursday night for personal reasons.

The team did not provide specifics, but White said earlier this week that his wife is expecting their first child.

White, 27, started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday in Marcus Smart's absence.

White had three points and four assists in 29 minutes in Boston's 118-107 loss to the Heat.

Smart, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, is listed as probable for Thursday's game with a foot sprain.

Celtics forward Sam Hauser (shoulder) is out for Game 2 and center Al Horford (health and safety protocol) is doubtful.

White averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 26 games (four starts) with the Celtics in the regular season after being acquired in a Feb. 10 trade with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Miami Heat
Boston Celtics
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Teams leaders

Jimmy  Butler
22,7 PTS
53% 2P%
26% 3P%
Jayson  Tatum
27,1 PTS
52% 2P%
36% 3P%
Bam  Adebayo
9,6 REB
7,3 DREB
2,3 OREB
Robert  Williams
9,3 REB
5,5 DREB
3,8 OREB
Kyle  Lowry
7,3 As
2,6 TO
34 MIN
Marcus  Smart
5,9 As
2,3 TO
33 MIN