It was a fitting end to one of the most nail-biting games this season when Kemba Walker pulled up from just behind the arc. With just 25 seconds to go, the Boston Celtics led the Warriors by two points before Walker extended the lead to five with a brilliant shot from downtown.
His effort made the target unattainable for the Warriors who fought valiantly right till the buzzer. Conversely, after the game ended, the commentators and analysts kept talking about the clutch shot as the highlight reel started doing the rounds on social media.
KEMBA WALKER CLUTCH pic.twitter.com/xMOinMS7Py
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 18, 2021
However, this game was all about the on-court fight between Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum as both looked to light the game on fire. It was a treat to watch such incredible quality on both teams as they faced off against each other.
In the post-game press conference, Kemba Walker talked about how this game turned out to be absolutely intense. He said, “It took everything. It was a hard-fought game. We knew it was going to be tough. These guys are playing so well. Obviously, they’ve got one of the best players in the world. He’s incredible.”
Walker also applauded the performance of Jayson Tatum after the game. He said, “He’s incredible. He can score with the best of them. He’s making the right plays out there. He was unbelievable. We needed every bucket he had tonight.”
Kemba Walker played a brilliant second fiddle to Jayson Tatum in this game as he finished with 26 points and eight rebounds. Tatum scored a whopping 44 points and had 10 rebounds to his name.
Even opposition coaches were in appreciation of the level of competition in this game. Further, the Warriors coach Steve Kerr talked about the game in the post-game press conference.
He said, “This was a real NBA game. I told them how proud I was, the level of competition and the battle, it was phenomenal to watch.”
The Boston Celtics are fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. Subsequently, at present, they are well in contention for the playoff spots. Moreover, they have a six-game winning streak and will look forward to building upon that.
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