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‘Confident’ Kemba Walker knows Celtics will bounce back for Game 7


With the season on the line, Kemba Walker knows that his Boston Celtics have it in them to bounce back for a do-or-die Game 7 on Friday.

The Celtics guard was virtually absent all-night long as he only knocked down two field goals in 52 minutes of play as the C’s dropped Game 6 on a 125-122 loss against the Toronto Raptors. Amid his off-night, Walker remains confident that they can go on and eliminate the defending champions and claw their way back to the Eastern Conference Finals.

“Why wouldn’t I be?” Walker asked (per ESPN). “We’re great players. We are really competitive.”

Walker was the only Boston starter to end up with single digits as he ended up with a measly 5-point total. Wednesday night’s dismal performance was Walker’s lowest output this post-season where he’s been averaging 21.9 points per game so far. The four-time All-Star earned his minutes though at the defensive end as he was one of the primary defenders of the red-hot Raptors frontcourt. He also added seven assists to try and salvage his awful evening.

“That was a hard-fought game right there. We could have given up. We didn’t. We made plays throughout the whole game, two overtimes.” he added.

As Walker puts it, it was indeed a hard-fought match and it took the defending champions two extra periods to successfully extend the series. It seemed like it was anybody’s ball game and it was all about making the right plays down the stretch which helped the Raptors edge out the Celtics.

The first-year Boston starting guard knows that he has to shrug this game off and bounce back as a unit.

Walker mentions, “I’m confident. We have a good group of guys and we love playing basketball with each other and we love making each other better. I know we’ll respond. We’re going to come out and play hard again.”