Kemba is the model leader
Kemba Walker continues to lead by example for the Boston Celtics.
In leading the team with 22 points in just 29 minutes, Walker had a plus-32 for the game and put out any thoughts the Cleveland Cavaliers had of getting completely back the game in the fourth quarter by hitting three 3-pointers in a span of 82 seconds to seal the win.
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Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, who would’ve rather rested his All-Star for their Wednesday night matchup with the Indiana Pacers, praised Walker once again for his leadership, telling his team to be more like their leader.
"“If you want to be special, then model after Kemba,” Stevens said following the game, via Celtics.com. “Because Kemba sits over there, thinks his night is done, gets put back in the game, drills three 3s and that’s it.”"
Kemba Walker had five 3-pointers of the night and really was the force that put away the Cavaliers on Monday night, obviously with his plus-32 while he was on the court.
While Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward all played their parts, Walker took command when he really had and was really the stopper on a night where the Boston Celtics did take their foot off the pedal to start that fourth quarter.
That really is the difference between last season and this season. Last season, the Celtics would’ve allowed the game to get even closer as they made blowing big leads a trend.
Not so much this season with Kemba Walker leading the pact.