Can Walker be the key offensive piece that the Celtics need him to be come NBA playoff time? The Garden Report recaps Kemba Walker’s season-high 32 PT performance in the Celtics 132-96 blowout win vs the Magic. How much should Celtics fans read into tonight?
Walker, who is averaging over 18 PTS and 5 ASTS in an up and down season, showed no rust following a nine-day layoff due to a strained left oblique suffered on April 25. Walker made 11 of 18 shots and shot 6 of 9 from 3-point range in 28 minutes for Boston.
“He had good burst and looked good,” Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said postgame. “Injuries are no fun, but you can tell the guys who’ve had time off their legs because you can see the different burst. (Walker) was great.”