Kemba Walker made a surprise return after battling knee soreness for three weeks leading up to the NBA’s return. Brad Stevens said throughout that Walker’s knee would not threaten his ability to play real games, and Walker backed that with smooth drives to the rim and aggressive plays on defense. He finished with six points in nine minutes.
Elsewhere Jayson Tatum struggled through finish attempts while drilling tough spot-up jumpers off the dribble. Jaylen Brown continued his two-game run as the Celtics’ most dominant player, with Gordon Hayward a hair behind hitting shots and facilitating.
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