‘Not Washed’: NBA Twitter Erupts As Knicks’ Kemba Walker Goes Off Against the Wizards

Published 12/23/2021, 9:40 PM EST
Oct 26, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Kemba Walker (8) dribbles up court against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


The comeback is always greater than the setback. It is a common phrase that always rings true. Likewise, New York Knicks point guard, Kemba Walker, is proving just that. After being out of the rotations, the former All-Star has come back and dominated in all the games. However, tonight he had the MSG on fire with his first-half performance.

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Kemba Walker joined the Knicks in this year’s offseason. It was a move to help them get better and add another scoring option. However, it seemed things weren’t working out as Tom Thibodeau took him out of the rotations. However, injuries and the unavailability of players got him another chance. Walker took it with open arms scoring 20+ points in each game

Oct 20, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Kemba Walker (8) dribbles the ball up court against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Now, he had MSG going off after a splendid first-half display. Fans loved his display and reacted to the first half masterclass.

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Kemba Walker catches fire for the Knicks in the first half

After a disappointing start to his season, Walker has picked things up. After getting another shot, he has left no stone unturned. He has made up for his defensive absence by stepping up his scoring.

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The point guard has now scored over 20 points for the Knicks in all his three games since getting back the starting role. Now, it seems he is set for  a big night.

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Walker came in with the heat running all through him. He added 28 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in the first half against the Washington Wizards. Scoring 23 in the second quarter, he had a heat check towards the end as he hit an off-balance shot. While he got a shot by luck, Walker is proving just how valuable he can be to a team despite having a defensive disadvantage.

The question arises if he can do this consistently. Walker has proved he can play at a top-level. However, since the last few seasons, his game has suffered. His averages have gone down and his impact isn’t the same anywhere.

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Now that he has caught a second wind, do you think Kemba Walker can keep this up for the Knicks? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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