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Brad Stevens on Kemba Walker’s 32-point outing vs. Indiana: “I don’t think we win the game without his will”

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Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics have a tough season so far, losing 8 of their last 11 games before the win vs. the Indiana Pacers Friday.

Walker made a great comeback performance during Friday’s matchup, where he scored 32 points and dished six assists to propel his team to a much-needed win.

(via ESPN):

“I don’t think we win the game without his will,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “I think that no matter how everyone is playing, when that thing was 18-4, he was the loudest voice.

He willed us back into that thing. And now, we’re back on our footing, [and] we have a little bit of confidence, which has been shot this week.”

Walker did not play for several weeks early in the season due to a knee issue that followed him from last season. The All-Star guard came into Friday’s matchup shooting a career-low 37 percent from the field.

With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown struggling vs. the Pacers’ defense, Walker rose to the occasion helping the Celtics snap a three-game losing streak to improve to 16-17.

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