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Kemba Walker chipped in 20 points (7-15 FG, 3-10 3PT, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, five assists, and one turnover in Sunday's loss to Miami.
Walker looked more efficient tonight compared to last game, but it wasn't enough to help Boston force a Game 7. He registered multiple cold shooting nights throughout the playoffs, and could have displayed more consistency, but all in all produced a respectable showing for Boston. They still have a young team full of talent, and are capable of making another deep run next year.
Kemba Walker played 28 minutes in a Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat, scoring 15 points (4-11 FG, 3-6 3PT, 4-4 FT) and handed out seven assists, two rebounds, and one steal.
Walker is averaging 15 shot attempts per game in the Eastern Conference Finals, so his 11 attempts were surprisingly low. Even though he didn't see 30 minutes, he had a team-high plus/minus of +21. Walker's leadership was on full display, and the Celtics edged out the Heat to force Game 6 on Sunday.
Kemba Walker scored 20 points (6-14 FG, 3-8 3PT, 5-6 FT) and added five assists, four rebounds, with three turnovers across 34 minutes in a narrow 112-109 loss to the Heat in Game 4.
Walker played well on Wednesday night and extended his 20-point streak to three games. He only played 34 minutes and attempted 14 shots so he'll need to be more aggressive if the Celtics are going to survive, being down 3-1 heading into Friday's elimination game.
Kemba Walker paced the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, scoring 23 points (9-19 FG, 4-11 3PT, 1-2 FT) along with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, and five turnovers across 34 minutes of play in a 106-101 loss to the Miami Heat.
Walker scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half and hit a couple of big triples in the fourth quarter but ultimately fell short in Game 2. Walker was aggressive from the tip and showed up again on the defensively, extending his block streak to three games. He'll continue getting opportunities to score with the Heats' focus on stopping Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Walker will get plenty of scoring chances as the series wears on, and his play warrants consideration in DFS lineups.
Kemba Walker scored 14 points (5-16 FG, 1-7 3PT, 3-5 FT) and added six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 44 minutes in a 92-87 Game 7 win against the Raptors.
Walker's shooting 7-for-27 (26%) in his past two contests but was able to still pitch in 14 points in a series-ending Game 7 win. Walker wasn't the only one who struggled from deep, as the Celtics shot only 24% from three as a team. Walker will need to improve his offensive efficiency heading into a tough matchup against the Heat starting on Tuesday.