At this point in the season, it would be safe to say that Kemba Walker has successfully transitioned as the new cornerstone superstar of the Boston Celtics. The three-time All-Star has been killing it for the C’s of late, and Wednesday night was no exception, as he led his team to another victory against a resilient Brooklyn Nets side, 121-110.
Walker put forth arguably his best performance in a Celtics uniform, as he logged a season-high 39 points (13-of-24 from the field, 7-of-7 from the line), six 3-pointers, six rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 31 minutes of play. In the process, the 6-foot point guard matched a scoring feat set by none other than the great Dominique Wilkins some 15 years ago.
Kemba Walker has scored 180 points over his first six home games for the @celtics, including 39 in tonight’s win. The last player with that many points over his first six home games with a team was Dominique Wilkins for the @LAClippers in 1994 (188 points). @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/AeJ9rFHIVj
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 28, 2019
Walker has been outstanding all season long, and majority of his performances in the TD Garden have been nothing short of spectacular. So much so, that the adoring home crowd rewarded his efforts with a standing ovation on Wednesday.
Right now, Walker is averaging 22.3 points (on 41.2 percent shooting), 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks, while also knocking down a career-best 3.6 3-pointers per contest on a 40.4-percent clip. These numbers are not exactly mind-blowing, and as a matter of fact, there has been a slight dip in his production compared to last season.
Nonetheless, what’s important is that Kemba has been helping his team put together victory after victory, with the C’s now sitting at the second spot in the Eastern Conference with a 13-4 record. Needless to say, Walker has adjusted well to life in Boston.