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.
“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.