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Brad Stevens and Jaylen Brown opened up about how valuable Kemba Walker is to the Boston Celtics.

Walker helped Boston eliminate the defending champions Toronto Raptors and will now play in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in his nine-year career in the NBA.

“He deserves to experience this. He’s everything that’s good about basketball. He loves the game, he’s a great teammate, he doesn’t care if he gets any of the glory.

He’s just a special guy. Guys like that deserve to play on these stages and for all the marbles. And I’m glad he gets to keep doing it,” Stevens said, via John Karalis of

“Kemba, since he’s got here, his energy, it’s just been great for us. He’s a great guy, a humble guy. And anything he asks me to do I’ll do.

Because I know he’s doing it, he’s telling me because he wants me to be better and I’m appreciative. I’m just grateful to be on this team,” Brown told reporters.

Walker and the Celtics will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game 1 is on Tuesday.