Kemba Walker returned to his significant best scoring season high 32 points to lead Boston Celtics past the most improved side since last season, Phoenix Suns. In a relatively low scoring contest Kemba Walker led the home side hitting five 3-pointers. Whereas Jayson Tatum’s struggled continued as he shot 3 from 17. He managed 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Phoenix Suns were led by their veteran Chris Paul with 22 points. While Devin Booker scored 15 points before fouling out with 4:37 minutes remaining to play. With the Suns heading to play Brooklyn Nets, they surely would’ve wanted to get some confidence behind themselves.
Kemba Walkers leads Boston Celtics emerge victorious against Phoenix Suns
The Celtics led by 21 points in the second half. They have won 9 of their last 11. Boston Celtics took a 66-45 lead in third quarter on a jumper by Tatum. The Phoenix Suns responded with a 14-2 run and trailed 77-65 entering the fourth.
Kemba Walker, who also hasn’t played in back-to-backs in order to rest the tender left knee that sidelined him for the first 11 games this season, looked rejuvenated. He connected on his first four field goals of the night, including three 3-pointers, during a 19-point first half.
Almost every part of his game was working offensively, from creating space with the dribble for 3s, to breaking down defenders and getting in the lane for shorter jumpers or drawing fouls.