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BSJ Game Report: Knicks 105, Celtics 75 — C’s fall flat in Kemba’s return

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics' 105-75 loss to the Knicks with BSJ insight and analysis 

Box Score

Kemba Walker returns in blowout loss: The All-Star point guard looked good physically in his season debut but that’s about all the good news that came out of this Sunday matinee for the C’s. Faced with a minutes limit of 20, Walker showed plenty of rust while posting nine points on 3-of-13 shooting from the field. He added five turnovers, four assists and three steals in an active afternoon before departing after taking a hard shot to the ribs from Nerlens Noel. That dismal shooting effort from Walker was par for the course for the entire Celtics roster on Sunday as the hosts delivered arguably their worst effort in the Brad Stevens era. Julius Randle had a team-high 20 points and 12 rebounds for a desperate Knicks team that came into town dealing with a five-game losing streak. They outshot, out hustled and outworked Boston over 48 minutes, ending the C’s five-game winning streak by what was nearly a wire-to-wire blowout win. Jaylen Brown had a game-high 25 points for the hosts, the only Celtic to score more than 10 points on the afternoon.

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