Point Guard; 6'-1", 184 lbs; UConn; Age 30; Birth May 8, 1990; Hometown New York, NY; Reach 7'-8" Wingspan 6'-4" Team Round PK(OVR) CHA: 1: 9(9) 2011 Draft Results. A big part of that was guard Jaylen Brown, who finished 4-for-18 -- including 2-for-11 from 3-point range -- and was one of several Celtics who found clean looks that wouldn't go down. After enduring a 100-93 loss to the Raptors in Game 4, Kemba Walker tells the media that he will do everything in his power to bring maximum levels of performance from his teammates in the next game. These guys have been through it. Not only did Walker shoot just nine times -- after getting virtually wherever he wanted on the court in the first three games of the series -- but he also shot 1-for-6 from 3-point range Saturday as part of a disastrous team performance from beyond the arc. In what is becoming a trend in this series, each team made it exceedingly difficult on the other, which kept the game from ever feeling like it was out of hand. That's unacceptable.". I have to make better decisions. The Celtics went 7-for-35 from 3-point range. I've just got to make them. Once you've sworn allegiance to your favorite teams, watch how our scoreboards make sure your games are front and center! "But I can't stress enough how much we just have to be better. Kemba Walker. "I thought we had great looks throughout the whole game. We've just got to clean it up. We have to be ready to fight for our lives next game and keep playing good basketball. We've got to be better. Open shots just didn't go down. How Luka compares to LeBron, Magic and Bird, Nets' throwback uniforms pay homage to a '90s New Jersey classic, NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: What's next for Lakers, Heat and all 30 teams, These Lakers made it through every moment that could have broken them, The scenes of a Lakers title celebration like no other. Brown, Walker and Jayson Tatum, however, said there was another factor: The Raptors simply played harder than the Celtics. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker declared he has to be better after a third straight dud of a performance helped cost his team Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. "When it counted they made the plays down the stretch. These guys have been through it. We got to bounce back and be ready to fight. It's make-or-break time, 2-2. We know how the playoffs is, and these are the defending champs.
"I just missed some open shots," Brown said. Smart had a fantastic shooting performance, and Brad Wanamaker had 11 points, 6 assists, 5 steals and no turnovers in a terrific game off the bench. (1:04). No. "Some of the guards are able to keep in front with their length and then Bam was switching a ton of pick-and-rolls all day.
[Heat center Bam Adebayo is] a tremendous defender. That is the most minutes in a playoff game when scoring five or fewer points since minutes became official in … "They've got great athletes out there," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, when asked about Walker's struggles. "We've gotta find a way to close these games out down the stretch. I have to be better.
But instead, they just served to further frustrate Boston when, both times, Miami stormed back behind impeccable plays from Heat star Jimmy Butler at the other end -- and reminded everyone of Walker's overall struggles throughout the game. "It's tough, man," Walker said. Welcome to SportsNation! "Not much I can say, but I have to be better. Follow full coverage of Kemba Walker during the 2011 NBA Draft on ESPN.com. The series is tied up. I thought that we really moved it at times, and then we did get stagnant.". We didn't play that well. "We just really missed. "I'm a good shooter.
Follow your favorite teams and not only will they appear in your menu bar, but they will follow YOU across the site! By following the sports you care about, in myESPN you'll have instant access to news and analysis that's most important to you. FAQ: When and how will the 2020-21 NBA season begin? Walker's recent streak of 11 straight games with at least 20 points was snapped on Tuesday against Notre Dame.
They did their job, and it's time for us to do ours in Game 2.". Kemba Walker. But then Kyle Lowry hit OG Anunoby with an even better pass to set up the game-winning 3-pointer. "We got stagnant," said Marcus Smart, who finished with 26 points on 9-for-18 shooting. We've got to find a way, man. Even with their off shooting, the Celtics managed to remain within striking distance, thanks to an impressive defensive performance. "Honestly, man, I thought we had great looks," Walker said. We missed a lot of open ones that we know we can make. ET! Both of those figures were far lower than what Boston did during the first three quarters of the game, when the Celtics shot 45.7% from the floor and 13-for-33 (39.3%) from 3. Walker currently leads the nation in scoring with 26.1 points per game and also leads the Huskies in assists averaging 3.9 dishes per game. They've been down before. He is now a combined 13-for-46 (28.3%) from the field and 3-for-22 from 3-point range between Games 6 and 7 of Boston's Eastern Conference semifinal victory over Toronto and Game 1 against Miami. "I wasn't aggressive enough. I'm going to try my best to bring the best out of these guys. I just have to make shots overall.". On Thursday, UConn junior guard Kemba Walker stops by to chat some college hoops. We have to make shots. Boston shot 12-for-29 (41%) from the floor in the fourth quarter and overtime and was 2-for-9 from 3-point range.
Walker currently leads the nation in scoring with 26.1 points per game and also leads the Huskies in assists averaging 3.9 dishes per game. It marked the first time since Gordon Hayward's injury in Game 1 of the Celtics' first-round sweep of the Philadelphia 76ers that the team felt the impact of his absence, as the Celtics could've used another shot-creator -- and shot-maker -- on a night when they couldn't get anything to go through the hoop. That included a dismal 5-for-22 on uncontested 3-pointers, per ESPN Stats & Information research. "We rested and we got complacent, and against a team like this, you can't get complacent. Facebook; Twitter; Facebook Messenger; Pinterest; Email; print; LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After the Boston Celtics shot the Toronto Raptors back into their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday, Celtics star Kemba Walker placed the blame on his shoulders.
While Toronto sold out to stop Walker with a box-and-one defense after he excelled against the Raptors throughout most of the first five games of the semifinal series, Miami simply used its strength and athleticism to force Walker into difficult shots. Boston led by 14 early in the fourth quarter, before allowing Miami to come all the way back and force overtime, then eventually win the game in the extra period. After a slow start from behind the arc, the Raptors started finding their stroke in the second half of Game 3, and that continued in Game 4. Walker's recent streak of 11 straight games with at least 20 points was snapped on Tuesday against Notre Dame. "I'm just playing terrible, to be honest," Walker said after finishing with 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting, including 1-for-9 from 3-point range, in Boston's 117-114 overtime loss to the Miami Heat. You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. 12 Texas Saturday at 3:30 p.m. "We've gotta be better," Walker said. They've been through the fight before. Walker was the most consistent point guard - more like a combo - throughout the event.
I didn't play that well. ", Kemba vows to bring the best out of Celtics teammates (1:04), Celtics' Walker calls his 9 FGAs 'unacceptable', Everything you need to know about the NBA GOAT debate, Saints, Pels owner Benson victim of car thieves, Sources: Lue agrees to 5-year deal to coach Clips, Morey: 'Right time' to step down as Rockets GM, Sources: NBA, union extend negotiations on CBA, Likely NBA top pick LaMelo Ball signs with Puma, Stan Van Gundy meets with Pelicans, sources say, Lowe: How Daryl Morey challenged NBA norms and almost won it all. After a torrid start to his first NBA playoffs with Boston, Walker has noticeably cooled off over the past three games. Latest on Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Toronto, on the other hand, went 6-for-8 on uncontested looks. Tough night.". He is a pleasure to watch because his mental approach to the game is exceptional. How Luka compares to LeBron, Magic and Bird, Nets' throwback uniforms pay homage to a '90s New Jersey classic, NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: What's next for Lakers, Heat and all 30 teams, These Lakers made it through every moment that could have broken them, The scenes of a Lakers title celebration like no other, Bam! Especially late. Walker did make a couple of big shots late in the game Tuesday -- including buckets late in the fourth quarter and overtime that looked like they had chances to seal the win for the Celtics.
But the first step in Boston getting back to normal in Game 2 will be getting Walker out of his funk. There's no way I can just be taking nine shots. "I got to be more aggressive," Walker said after finishing with 15 points on 4-for-9 shooting with eight assists in Toronto's 100-93 win in Game 4, which tied the series at two games apiece. Kemba Walker scored five points while playing 52 minutes Wednesday night. When guys get shots, when guys are open, we gotta knock them shots down.
Making shots is something Walker hasn't been doing much of lately. ", Kemba after Heat loss: 'I'm just playing terrible', Everything you need to know about the NBA GOAT debate, Saints, Pels owner Benson victim of car thieves, Sources: Lue agrees to 5-year deal to coach Clips, Morey: 'Right time' to step down as Rockets GM, Sources: NBA, union extend negotiations on CBA, Likely NBA top pick LaMelo Ball signs with Puma, Stan Van Gundy meets with Pelicans, sources say, Lowe: How Daryl Morey challenged NBA norms and almost won it all. The difference was that although Toronto finished the game shooting below 40% from the field, the Raptors managed to go 17-for-44 on 3-pointers.
"That's what it comes down to: fight. I have to do better for this team on both ends of the floor. Latest on Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN They know what it takes. All of them said that will have to change in Game 5 if Boston wants to regain control of a series that it nearly had its hands around in Game 3 -- and that has become a toss-up.
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