Hornets Kemba Walker has been on fire - Celtics need to contain him

In Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia 76'ers on Saturday, the Hornets Kemba Walker was virtually unstoppable. In 45 minutes, he poured in 60 points, both a career-and-franchise high. He was 21-of-34 from the field, 6-of-14 on treys and a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. He was a handful for the Philly defense.

The Celtics face Walker and the Hornets tonight, and they need to find a defensive solution for him. After 15 games, Kemba ranks 3rd in the NBA in scoring with 28.7 PPG with percentages of 46/38/86 on field goals, threes and free throws, respectively. But that's not all that he does. He also averages 4.5 RPG, 6.1 APG and 1.1 SPG.

Boston hopefully won't face Walker in that kind of groove tonight, but he has been on fire this season. Think about joining our Celtics Race-to-the-Title contest by clicking on this link and leaving your estimate in the comment section of that article by 6:00 PM ET this evening.

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