Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker is feeling good about his knee after tweaking it in game 1. He spoke to the media about his injury.
Kemba has been troubled by injuries ever since the turn of the year and the all-star was even on minutes-restrictions during the seeding games in the bubble. The former Hornets’ star is an integral part of the Celtics squad and will be expected to post up big numbers if they were to defeat the Raptors to move to the finals.
Is Kemba Walker playing today vs Raptors?
Celtics’ fans worldwide can rejoice after it was reported earlier that Kemba Walker is fit to play game 2 tonight against the Toronto Raptors, who will come back with vengeance after a disappointing game 1 loss.
Coach Brad Stevens also confirmed that he won’t be on a minutes restriction for Game 2.
Walker in an interview confirmed that he had tweaked his knee in Game 1 and was suffering from soreness. However, he felt extremely great in practice the next day and should be able to take court in Game 2
Kemba Walker on his knee and how he feels today: “Feels good. Feels good actually. I tweaked it a little bit. Little sore last night, but I felt really good today actually.”
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) August 31, 2020
Kemba Walker and Pascal Siakam got tangled up and fell to the floor late in the first half. Walker stayed down while the Celtics ran the ball up the other way, but after a timeout he was back on the floor and missed no actual game-time. The star ended up playing 32 minutes scoring his first ever playoff double-double.
Celtics put up a clinical performance against a sub-par Raptors in Game 1. Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum seemed extremely locked in on Monday night and will be looking to replicate that in Game 2 too.
Raptors would be concerned by Pascal Siakam’s performance during Game 1. He seemed lost on the offensive front, a phenomena that has happened against every good defense this season.
Siakam just fails to deliver whenever the defense against him is above average; a massive cause for concern for the Raptors in their surge towards another NBA finals.