Kemba Walker Knicks
New York Knicks guard Kemba Walker (8) makes his way up the court on offense during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kemba Walker was the game changer for the New York Knicks in their Christmas Day triumph over the Atlanta Hawks (101-87).

The All-Star guard, who has returned to the Knicks lineup, posted a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, making franchise history.

According to Knicks PR, “Kemba Walker is the second Knick in franchise history to follow a 40-point game with a triple double. (Carmelo Anthony, April 2012). He is the seventh player in NBA history, first since 2017 and first Knick to post a triple double on Christmas Day.”

The veteran guard also became the 10th player to post a triple-double on Christmas Day. Following the win, the Knicks improved to 15-18. On the other hand, the Hawks fell to 15-17.

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