Even though the end result was a 96-92 loss, the C's effort following Kemba Walker's scary injury in the second quarter was commendable. Boston overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to nearly pull off the comeback, and head coach Brad Stevens was impressed with what he saw.
"I told the new guys, the ones who are holdovers here, those dudes are warriors," Stevens said after the game. "I mean, to come back in that game on the last day of a trip, after seeing Kemba go down in Denver against that team and give us a chance to win, they're warriors."
The Celtics have plenty to be proud of as their West Coast road trip comes to an end.
As for Walker, he was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms but all signs point to this not being a significant injury for the Celtics star.
Next up for the C's is a home matchup against the Kings on Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Kings which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Tommy have the call of the game at 7: 30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.
Brad Stevens calls Celtics 'warriors' for effort after Kemba Walker injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston