Kemba Walker’s shooting struggle continues to cost the Suns
Kemba Walker continued to perform poorly in the Boston Celtics’ 91-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Walker has been selected to the All-Star Game four times, but since he recovered from a knee injury, his performance has been poor.
On Sunday, Walker scored 4-20 points (14 points) from the field, had 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 turnovers.
After the game, the Celtics coach Brad Stevens said: “Tonight is not the night we shot.”
Stevens’ assertion may mislead others-the Celtics’ three-pointer percentage (39%) is higher than their field goal percentage (36%).
As far as jump shots are concerned, the Celtics performed quite well.
But the more troubling problem is Walker’s struggle.
In nine games this season, Walker has set a career low in almost all statistical efficiency indicators.
Despite this, Stevens doesn’t seem to care much about his starting point guard.
Stevens said in a post-match interview: “This will change… He just played a great performance in the Golden State Warriors, and then performed well in Los Angeles.”
Walker did not let his struggle prevent him from maintaining a positive attitude.
The Celtics will rally behind Walker in the national TV game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
This post is written by Chris Heckmann