LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler entered the NBA on the same night. They’ve paid their dues since the 2011 NBA draft. Butler is a five-time All-Star, Walker a four-time selection. Walker has the better scoring numbers, Butler the better defensive numbers. Butler leads with a style that’s often erroneously […]Celtics’ Walker, Heat’s Butler waited years for East finals — The China Post, Taiwan
Kemba Walker said his lack of aggression was “unacceptable” after taking only nine shots in the Boston Celtics’ 100-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors in game 4. The series is now even at two. “I got to be more aggressive. I wasn’t aggressive enough. That’s unacceptable on my behalf, to be honest. There’s no way […]Kemba Walker Says He’s ‘Got To Be More Aggressive’ After Taking Nine Shots In Game 4 Loss — Portal4News
Kemba Walker said his lack of aggression was “unacceptable” after taking only nine shots in the Boston Celtics’ 100-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors in game 4.
The series is now even at two.
“I got to be more aggressive. I wasn’t aggressive enough. That’s unacceptable on my behalf, to be honest. There’s no way I can just be taking nine shots. That’s unacceptable,” said Walker.
Walker finished the game with 15 points and 8 assists, while also going 1-for-6 from three.
Jaylen Brown, who shot 4-of-18 from the field, echoed Walker’s struggles.
“I just missed some open shots. I’m a good shooter. I’ve just got to make them. It’s make-or-break time, 2-2. The series is tied up. We didn’t play that well. I didn’t play that well. We got to bounce back and be ready to fight. That’s what it comes down to: fight. We have to be ready to fight for our lives next game and keep playing good basketball.”
Brad Stevens is encouraged by Kemba Walker’s recovery. The Boston Celtics head coach told reporters Saturday, following the team’s 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the veteran point guard has “responded well.” Walker, who has been nursing a knee injury throughout much of the season, played 19 minutes on what Stevens explained…Brad Stevens Explains How Kemba Walker’s Knee Has Fared After Friday’s Loss — NESN.com
How he feels in the morning obviously is more important, but for now Kemba Walker is feeling pretty good. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boston Celtics kept the star point guard on a minutes restriction in Friday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, and he’ll likely be limited throughout the seeding round. It’s…Kemba Walker’s Knee Felt Good In Minutes-Restricted Game Vs. Bucks — NESN.com
Kemba Walker appears to be progressing positively from his knee injury. The Celtics guard has been dealing with a nagging knee issue this season that’s caused him to miss some time during his first season in Boston. And even though he wasn’t 100 percent heading into the NBA’s bubble environment in Orlando, Fla., it’s getting…Celtics’ Kemba Walker’s Knee ‘Strongest It’s Been’ Since September — NESN.com
Kemba Walker returned to the floor Sunday, and boy, did he feel good. Walker notched six points in just under 9 1/2 minutes in the Boston Celtics’ scrimmage against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. This was is the first time Walker has played in a game-like scenario since mid-March as he continues to cater to…Celtics’ Kemba Walker Feeling Positive After Scrimmage Victory Vs. Suns — NESN.com
Kemba Walker’s knee injury appears to be progressing nicely (finally) as the Boston Celtics inch closer to officially resuming play. So far, head coach Brad Stevens has like what he’s seen from Walker since the team gathered for the first time following a three-month pause due to COVID-19. Walker hasn’t participated in every practice since…Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Star Looked ‘Great’ At Saturday’s Practice — NESN.com
The latest Kemba Walker injury update offers (mostly) good news to Boston Celtics fans. Walker on Thursday returned to practice at Walt Disney World after missing multiple sessions due to an ailing knee. Although the Celtics guard feels he’s trending in the right direction, he will not play in Friday’s scrimmage against the Oklahoma City…Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Star Progressing But Wont Play In Scrimmage — NESN.com
Should Boston Celtics fans be worried about Kemba Walker? The team insists the All-Star guard is fine, but… Walker missed Wednesday’s practice at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex following the previous day’s “hard” workout, according to the team. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters that Walker is on an every-other-day workout schedule…Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Guard Misses Practice After Hard Workout — NESN.com
Kemba Walker spent eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. So naturally, he learned quite a bit from owner Michael Jordan. The Boston Celtics star blossomed in Charlotte, going from 12.1 to 25.6 points per game in nearly a decade with the squad. Walker says he learned a lot from Jordan during his first several seasons…Kemba Walker Reveals What He Learned From Michael Jordan In Charlotte — NESN.com
Michael Jordan has impacted the careers of plenty of NBA players both past and present. Kemba Walker is one of those players, and he’s proud to have learned from the best. Before joining the Boston Celtics in 2019, Walker spent eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, which Jordan owns. Walker had always looked up to…Kemba Walker Reveals How Michael Jordan Changed His Life As NBA Player — NESN.com
First-year Celtic Kemba Walker has came up with a unique, and somewhat educational, way to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic. The All-Star point guard announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he has teamed up with JBL Headphones to provide Boston-area children with earphones, in hopes to enhance their virtual learning procedures amid the pandemic.…Celtics’ Kemba Walker Makes Donation To Boston-Area Kids Amid Coronavirus — NESN.com