kemba walker stats relishing first great Knicks ‘moment’
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In a win against a Philadelphia 76ers squad that has troubled the Knicks for years, kemba walker stats had his first trademark moment as a member of his hometown team on Tuesday night.
The Bronx native scored 19 points in front of a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden, including four straight jumpers in the second quarter to highlight the Knicks’ deathblow to the Sixers — a 39-16 run that put the visitors in command.
Walker stated after his fourth game with the Knicks since joining during the summer, “I was waiting for that moment.” “It’s the sort of moment I imagined when I was a child, wanting to play in the NBA, watching the Knicks play, coming to a Knicks game, and seeing how wild the crowd becomes.”
The 112-99 victory against Philadelphia ended a 15-game losing run against the 76ers, who are expected to challenge for a top-three Eastern Conference place this season after being the conference’s top seed last season.
After a disappointing defeat to the Orlando Magic on Sunday night, in which Walker sat for the last 18 minutes, this is quite a message.
“Last game, we didn’t bring it.” So we wanted to come in and attempt to make amends,” Walker said. “That’s how it works in this league.” There will be evenings when things don’t go as planned. The nicest part about this league is that you have a game the next day. It all boils down to how you return.”
Walker added five assists and three rebounds to his 19 points in only 28 minutes. His game score of 16.6 was more than twice his previous best performance of the season, which came against Orlando on Sunday (10 points, three assists).
Tom Thibodeau, the Knicks’ head coach, remarked, “I felt he [KembaWalker] had a tremendous game.” “I think the squad performed well, and that’s one of the things I like about our group: we have a lot of depth.” So, I think Kemba’s performance today helped establish the tone.”
The Knicks’ measuring stick week continues on Thursday night when they travel to Chicago to face the Bulls, who are undefeated and a game ahead of New York in the Eastern Conference standings.