In Saturday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76’ers on Saturday, the Hornets Kemba Walker was virtually unstoppable. In 45 minutes, he poured in 60 points, both a career-and-franchise high. He was 21-of-34 from the field, 6-of-14 on treys and a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. He was a handful for the Philly defense.
The Celtics face Walker and the Hornets tonight, and they need to find a defensive solution for him. After 15 games, Kemba ranks 3rd in the NBA in scoring with 28.7 PPG with percentages of 46/38/86 on field goals, threes and free throws, respectively. But that’s not all that he does. He also averages 4.5 RPG, 6.1 APG and 1.1 SPG.
21 field goals, 11+ free-throws without a miss, NBA history.
Larry Bird, 1983
Alex English, 1985
Allen Iverson, 2002
Kemba Walker, tonight.
C’s face Walker and the Hornets next, Monday in Charlotte.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) November 18, 2018
Boston hopefully won’t face Walker in that kind of groove tonight, but he has been on fire this season. Think about joining our Celtics Race-to-the-Title contest by clicking on this link and leaving your estimate in the comment section of that article by 6:00 PM ET this evening.
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